Prime Minister removes all Christmas imagery from official Christmas cards

In a move sure to get Christians and tabloid newspaper journalists up in arms, the Prime Minister has removed all Christian imagery from his Christmas cards.

The picture on the front of his cards does not contain any sign of angels, crosses or any other Christian imagery.

But it’s not only Christianity that has been removed, so too has all trace of winter. In a move some will suspect is making the cards a tool in the political battle over global warming, the “Christmas” cards paint a picture of a spring or summer day.

“This is an appalling case of political correctness gone mad. Doesn’t the Prime Minister understand our history, our heritage and what made this country great?” said…

Oh hang on. Stop right there. That’ll be Winston Churchill’s Christmas card I’m looking at.

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  • Mark Wright 26th Nov '09 - 1:07pm

    Good spot. The endless bollox about “Council X bans Christmas!” is so totally tired. Tabloids have lied so long and hard on this subject that they are beyond sanity on it.

  • Bruce Wilson 27th Nov '09 - 2:22am

    When you’ve been facing spin long enough, you start to expect everything to spin.

  • Martin Land 27th Nov '09 - 8:53am

    Paul. Mmmm. I suspect that the view from the Berchtesgaden is a trifle more interesting?

  • Terry Gilbert 27th Nov '09 - 11:39am

    Good for Brown. Though I’m not sure about the absence of winter. In reality, ‘Christ’-mas was really piggy-backed onto existing winter solstice celebrations. The Romans celebrated the solstice on 25 Dec. Then the Emperor Constantine converted…

    Dozens of cultures across the world have festivities around this time of year – e.g. Dong Zhi in China. It seems pretty obvious to me that the root of this coincidence is the fact that the days start to get longer again. To the ancients – in the northern hemisphere at least – it must have been a quite a relief every year, and worth celebrating! Still is, in my view – and a good excuse to open your pressies on 21 Dec (at exactly 17.47 this year…!)

  • Was that a point whizzing over Terry’s head there 😉

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