I get really irritated whenever people come up to me saying that "so and so has banned Christmas" and go on to cite a sensationalist headline in either the Daily Mail or Daily Express (when they aren't harping on about Princess Diana, that is!).
This year has seen papers like The Sun join the media backlash against the conspiracy to destroy our long-time traditions.
I've always known that most of these stories are bullshit. So here's an article that looks a little deeper into the claims by the right wing press that Christmas is being obliterated by political correctness gone mad.