Newspaper columists like the Daily Mail's Richard Littlejohn have given acres of space to the shambolic suppression of Christmas on grounds of 'Elf and Safety.'
Apparantly it is unsafe to have decorations in woprkplaces, and you can forget about climbing up some steps to put a star or angel on a Christmas tree, which is probably a fire hazard anyway.
But yes, two classic silly season stories concerning Christmas have appeared in the British weekend papers or reported on the blogs.
The excellent Archbishop Cranmer yesterday reported that in Hemel hempstead, carol singers have been banned on grounds of 'health and safety.'
And the Daily Telegraph has reported that hairdressers in Norwich have been threatened with jail if they offer mulled wine to their customers!
Now, don't tell Auckland City Council, but many years ago, a salon I frequented once would give customers a glass of plonk with their cut and colour. But so they should, charging $100 plus!
Anyway, my colleague Barsnley Bill said he was to start a series of articles called Bizarro Britain, featuring the wackiest tales from the Mother Country.
It seems I have beaten him to it.
Perhaps my title could be from the sign off of a couple of earlier posts today.
Just what sort of a country am I returning to??!