In recent years it's become impossible to miss the moment the world decides Christmas is on its way. There are the incessant ads on TV and the gaudy supermarket displays, of course, but there is also the moment the Daily Mail starts trying to convince us that an alliance of politically correct lefty do-gooders are trying to change 'Christmas' to 'Winterval' (alongside the banning of school nativity plays and other such festive filler).
Chief cheerleader for this annual nonsense has been columnist Melanie Phillips. However, today the Mail has done the unthinkable. This from its corrections and clarifications: