Skip to comments.Retailers are calling it ‘Christmas’ again
Posted on 11/26/2011 3:44:58 PM PST by BobL
Walgreens is the latest store to return to explicit references to Christmas, switching its position a day after some Christian groups threatened to boycott over its generic holiday wording.
The American Family Association and the Liberty CounselChristian groups that maintain lists of naughty and nice retailers based on which stores reference Christmasapplauded Walgreens switch, along with several other big stores who are coming off the naughty list for the first time in years.
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Here is a link to the list. Notice how many have moved from the "naughty" to the "nice" column. It really does look like Christmas is making a comeback, finally.
I will buy many things.....then take them all back and when they ask why....I'll tell them....They were supposed to be "Christmas" presents but apparently they're not. Sop next year....sell Christmas presents.
I LIKE IT!!!
Much better than sending an E-Mail. Do it with REAL DOLLARS.
I’ve been always confused by the expression “Happy Holidays” when only a Christmas motif was presented. No Thanksgiving (that expression usually is used before T-Day) no Happy Hanukkah, nothing. Just this inane “Happy Holidays” thing. I can just visualize George Carlin saying “Happy Holidays” like he did in his skit about “Have A Nice Day”. I believe each holiday should have its own day(s) and not co-mingled with others just for frenzied shopping for it.
This from the “Believe it or Not” column, clearly implying “I can’t believe these Jesus Freaks would make such a big deal over this. Get with the multicultural program you outdated retards. God is not cool in the 21st century.”
Bass Pro Shops has been great with their Christmas TV advertising and in store Santa’s Wonderland.
Not sure if they have anything you want, but, they definitely celebrate Christmas at that business.
Or short: ExMas.
“This from the Believe it or Not column, clearly implying I cant believe these Jesus Freaks would make such a big deal over this. Get with the multicultural program you outdated retards. God is not cool in the 21st century.”
Actually, God will be very cool, and very soon. People only have the luxury of ignoring God when their lives are going nice and smooth. The US has $15T of debt, China is arming to the teeth, Iran and North Korea are just about ready to test their nukes on our cites...yes, Americans will become much stronger believers in God, and very soon.
“Bass Pro Shops has been great with their Christmas TV advertising and in store Santas Wonderland. Not sure if they have anything you want, but, they definitely celebrate Christmas at that business.”
Yea, I’m more of the Peace-Now mindset, but they’re still certainly worth a visit. Perhaps they’ll have some lentils...LOL.
Get with the multicultural program you outdated retards. God is not cool in the 21st century.
actually, insisting on calling Christmas by its correct holiday name IS multicultural.
I just got a junk mail Pier One catalogue which amazes me. This is the “Merry Gift Giving”season. While the holiday has something to do with snowflakes, fat and elderly white men with long beards, snowmen, the colors red and green, and happy entertaining, there is not one mention of Christmas. On the other hand, having a Happy New Year is perfectly ok.
“I just got a junk mail Pier One catalogue which amazes me. This is the Merry Gift Givingseason. While the holiday has something to do with snowflakes, fat and elderly white men with long beards, snowmen, the colors red and green, and happy entertaining, there is not one mention of Christmas. On the other hand, having a Happy New Year is perfectly ok.”
If the Naughty and Nice guys catch wind of this, they may have to rename themselves to “Pier 2”.
We’ve always been able to play ball . . . .we’re smarter, make more money, have more assets, are in demand by businesses and municipalities, etc.
We just need to learn to be better street fighters. That’s where we’ve lost. Organize, threaten, boycott. Liberals can’t live without conservatives, they’re incapable to self support.
The Naughty List:
American Eagle Outfitters along with their 77 Kids and Airie
Gap along with their Banana Republic and Athleta
Gamestop aka EB Games
J. Crew Outfitters
Plow & Hearth
Polo Ralph Loren
Tractor Supply Company
Guess I’ll have to find somewhere else to shop for used games and buy my gardening supplies at Walmart.
I don’t know if it has helped, but, about 3 years ago, I started calling the companies who sent me such Christmasless catalogues. In a very reasonable and pleasant tone of voice, I ask them to not insult my holiday and give them a choice of sending me a Christmas catalogue that actually has the word “Christmas” on it or of removing me from their mailing list.
Do it. It doesn’t take long. And you’ll feel so much better.
Tractor Supply? Is that weird or what?
Who would have thought? TSC just lost this customer.
“Have a good holiday!”
“Which holiday is that?”
For added zing, point out to them that “holiday is derived from holy day!”
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
“Tractor Supply? Is that weird or what?”
My thought also. Why would an outfit that basically markets to the NASCAR bunch want to get involved with this crap/
I just got my Cabela’s catalog and the word Christmas is at least twice as large as their name. They have some fun gifts for the hunter world.
“No atheists in the foxhole.”
That was my point. Faith starts meaning a lot more when life don’t all fall into place.
Bought some boxed Christmas cards today from Walgreen’s and made sure they said Christmas or were religious in nature.
Even if you’re not Christian or all that religious, face it:
Dec 25 is Christmas. It is not “....holiday”. Don’t take the word away. “Oh, it might offend people.” Guess what: people celebrate Christmas even if they’re not Christian. Even atheists do, exchanging gifts, etc. “Oh, just say Happy Holidays”. Naw, I say Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy New Year, there, we’re all covered.
How about if some people were offended by a certain
holiday in January and forced us to take the name out?
That’s right, we’d be pressured to not call it Martin
Luther King Jr Day because some people are offended. How
would that go over? Same thing here. (btw, tick off your
liberal friends and point out that MLK Jr was a member
of the anti-slavery party. He was a registered Republican.)
And if we don’t stick up for the C-word, what happens to these songs?
I’m Dreaming Of A White...Holiday
Rockin’ Around the Holiday Tree
We Need A Little Holiday, Right This Very Minute (from Mame)
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like...Holiday.
Don’t laugh, in many schools they change the name to
“Winter Festival” (even Christian churches use the name
“Holiday Festival” when they hold a certain event though who knows, maybe they include Chanukah too) and
non-controversial songs like Jingle Bells get substituted
for those that mention the C-word.
Oh, and here’s one more and how it would sound if the PC Police get ahold of it. Elvis (or Ernest Tubb) if you please.
I’ll, a- have, uh-a, Blue...Holiday...without you.
“Boston’s Favorite Christmas Songs”
Ah, yes! The DADDY toy store! We could never drive past one. We always had to stop. LOL!
Well good for the ones who have made the nice list.
Don’t know how to break it to the naughty ones but, I DON’T buy holiday gifts.
Stores to boycott:
77kids An American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. brand. Web site: home page Get Up + Glow theme. Holiday Lookbook guide with subtitle Makin It Bright This Party Season populates to numerous click-throughs with Christmas not mentioned anywhere on site. Christmas search produced 0 items. American Eagle traditionally Christmas unfriendly. Contact stores Contact web site
aerie An American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. brand. Web site: Merry Aerie Gifts on home page donned with very skimpy lingerie model. aerie Wishlist. Christmas search revealed only one brief item (pun intended). Company unusually Christmas unfriendly. Contact stores Contact web site
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Naughty for four years over egregious disregard for Christmas. Web site: Company profits off colors, sights and symbols of Christmas but exclusive of Christmas. Live to Give, Love to Get, Holiday Wishlist and AE Gift Guide on home page. Search yielded no Christmas items. Entire site purged of Christmas references. Contact stores Contact web site
Athleta A Gap, Inc. brand. Web site: Winter snow theme but does not mention Christmas. Search yielded no Christmas items. Company does not promote Christmas in stores or other advertisements. Contact page
Banana Republic A Gap, Inc. brand. Web site: use of Christmas colors and symbols but no mention of Christmas. A Gifted Holiday section on home page links to Celebrate the Season. Holiday Looks link on home page also links to Celebrate the Season. Company purged Christmas in stores or other advertisements. Contact page
EB Games powered by GameStop Manager explained in 2010 GameStops philosophy that the company supports ... many religious holidays such as Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, and other holidays. GameStop does not discriminate against any religion .... In contrast, Christmas is silent and neglected on their home page as well as throughout the site. A Christmas search revealed only ten manufacturer-labeled Christmas items. Contact web site
Gap Naughty for six years over flagrant disregard for Christmas. Web site: the GIVE JOY Shopping Event, GIFT me and Shop Perfect Holiday Presents on home page. Search revealed only two secular items listed under Christmas. Printed ads in popular magazines I Want Candy. Company purged Christmas in stores or other advertisements. Contact Gap to politely explain why your Christmas dollars are spent at competitors who embrace Christmas.
Garmin Web site: Garmin Gift Guide and holiday gifts on home page. Christmas search revealed 549 links to dated company blog posts on prior years advertisements for cash and car promotions. Christmas neglected throughout site. Contact page
J. Crew Outfitters Web site: The Mini-er The Merrier on home page. Gift Guide link on home page populated Shop the Very Merry Gift Guide. Christmas search revealed five clothing articles with scant connections to Christmas. No other mention of Christmas. Although J. Crew uses Christmas colors and symbols to profit off Christmas shoppers, the company does not appear to promote Christmas. Contact email
Old Navy Old Navy A Gap, Inc. brand. Web site: Extended Holiday Store, and Gift Guide tabs on home page populates to merry mall and Holiday Dressy. Christmas search revealed four secular items with no mention of Christmas. Company does not promote Christmas in stores or in other advertisements. Contact email
Piperlime A Gap, Inc. brand. Web site: Let the holiday madness begin and Gift Shop on home page. No mention of Christmas anywhere on site. Search redirected to page promoting womens shoes. Company does not promote Christmas in stores or other advertisements. Contact email
Plow & Hearth Web site: Holiday Lighting, Happy Holidays and Gift Registry are dominant themes on home page. Shoppers must scroll to the very bottom of the web page for a tiny little Christmas Gifts site-wide link. Christmas search yielded 27 Christmas items actually labeled Christmas. In contrast, online and printed Catalog Plow & Hearth Holiday 2011 does not mention Christmas until page 19. Liberty Counsel commends Plow & Hearth for their progress toward acknowledgement of Christmas in lieu of their 2010 neglect of the Christmas Season but the organization still profits from Christmas sights, colors and symbols yet marginalizes Christmas at best. Contact Plow & Hearth to explain their competitors embrace Christmas as the focus of the Christmas Season. Contact page
Polo Ralph Lauren Web site: Christmas colors and symbols prominently displayed with Holiday Favorites on home page. No mention of Christmas anywhere on site. Christmas search revealed site’s keyword to 16 non-Christmas items. Organization profits off Christmas images but omits actual references to Christmas. Contact email http://www.ralphlauren.com/helpdesk/index.jsp?display=store&subdisplay=contact&ab=footer_emailus
Radio Shack Web site: Holiday Gifts in a Snap. Christmas literally purged on web site, printed and circular ads. TV Commercial: very distasteful with no allusion to Christmas. Contact page
Sprint Web site: Christmas does not exist at Sprint. Christmas search revealed blog comments relative to customer care and holiday hours. Contact email page
Staples Web site: Holiday Center on home page. Search for Christmas redirects to Holiday Center that populates Amazing Holiday Deals and encouragement to Send Holiday Cheer. Merry Christmas cards labeled Holiday Cards. Christmas unfriendly. Contact page
Tractor Supply Company Web site: Holiday Shipping and Christmas décor but no mention of Christmas on home page Deck the Stalls and Holiday themed gift card. Christmas search revealed manufacturer-labeled Christmas items. Contact email
Thanks for that list. Also surprised about Tractor Supply.
You’re welcome. :)
Major League Baseball sends out “Holiday 2011” merchandise brochures. Mine went immediately to the trash.
Laundering all that drug money requires that every market be utilized.
Rust never sleeps.
I just went on to Tractor Supply's website, and I think LC may have gotten it wrong, or at least jumped the gun. Their website still has a big "Thanksgiving Sale" theme. I don't think it's fair to label them as anti-Christmas because they haven't gotten around to Christmas advertising yet. It's still November, after all.
I won’t be buying much this year. not because of finances, but because I’d rather 0failure and crew fail even harder
meanwhile, to fix the country... we need people that start talking about realistic spending levels. basic math gives the answer:
previous_year_tax_revenues - interest_on_debt = $2 trillion - 5% * $15 trillion = $1.25 trillion
any spending above $1.25 trillion means the debt will continue to rise. considering they’ve been spending $5 trillion for the last 2 years, and they can’t get $150 billion in cuts... the debt will continue to rise. until... 0bamacare goes into effect in 14 months... adding an additional $2 trillion in federal spending per year
without moving back to these spending levels, the country is done
Good for the American Family Association. What is The Liberty Council?
“Good for the American Family Association. What is The Liberty Council?”
You got me...but I do remember someone posting this info every Christmas. Likely it was the Liberty Council.
If it’s true as one member here asserted a couple of hours ago that there are over 30 million illegals in this country (and every assertion I read on FR must be true, because if I dare to question it, they’ll call me stupid!), and most of the 30 million, we all know, are Catholic from South of the border, than this change among the retailers may be a nod toward them as a significant force in the society. Thank God for the illegals then.
Which holiday is that?
I do that often. It’s fun to see the puzzled looks.
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