Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Where should you shop? Check the list...

The Liberty Counsel website keeps a list at Christmas of businesses that celebrate Christmas and those who DON'T.

Here's some of the NAUGHTY ones! Take note of these stores that want your Christmas gift business but don't want to acknowledge the reason for the season.

  • – Web site: “Holiday Toy List,” “Holiday ordering cut off” to guarantee delivery by Dec 24.

  • Circuit City – Web site: “Holiday Gift Guide,” “Free shipping by December 24th.”

  • CVS – Report: No “Merry Christmas” in stores. Instead: “Give. Get. Save.” Corporate office representative had a prepared statement for holiday complaints. Web site: “Holiday Shipping Schedule” for delivery by December 24.

  • Gap – Web site: “For the Season.” “Holiday Doggie Pajamas,” “Sweet Holiday Dreams Long Sleep Set,” “Holiday Graphic Bodysuit,” “Holiday Letters Bodysuit.” No mention of Christmas.

  • Home Depot – Web site: Everything is red and green, but it’s the “Holiday Gift Center,” “Holiday Décor,” “Home for the Holidays,” “Holiday Trees,” not Christmas trees. No mention of Christmas.

  • K-Mart – Web site: “Holiday Shop,” “Holiday Toys,” “Get it in time for the Holiday,” “Holiday Planner.” They are calling Christmas “The Holiday.” Flyer advertises “Holiday trees.”

  • Kohl’s – Report: “Holiday shopping list,” no Christmas trees, just Trees, “Hanukkah” section, “Holiday: find the perfect gifts,” “45 days left – shipping deadlines,” “stocking stuffers,” “St. Nicholas Square” and “Nativity” section, but never mentions “Christmas.”

  • Lane Bryant – “Holiday HQ,” “Gift Guide,” “For a truly special holiday gift…” “Holiday Season,” “Holiday Looks,” and “Holiday Style” on the web site. Typing “Christmas” in the search engine brings up nothing.

  • Lowe’s – Web site: “Holiday Décor,” “Artificial Trees,” many Christmas items, Nativity Scenes, Santa decorations, etc., but not called “Christmas.” Apologized for advertising “Family Trees,” but report said latest flyer still used the expression. VA Report: Local store has “Christmas trees.”

  • Marshalls – Front Page of the web site: “Who Wants a Holiday That Looks Like Everyone Elses?” “Holiday Style,” and “Holiday Decorating Ideas.” No mention of Christmas.

  • Nordstrom – Web site: “Once Upon a Holiday… gifts were given,” “Great Gifting.” No mention of Christmas. Dec 19 “Last day to make Holiday deadline.”

  • Office Max – Web site: “Great Gifts for the Holiday,” “Snappy Holiday Gift Ideas,” “Furnish your office in time for the holidays,” and “Everything you need this holiday season and beyond.” No mention of Christmas.

  • Old Navy – “Holiday Favorites,” “Holiday Morning,” “Season in Style,” and “Holiday Gift Guide” sections on the web site. No mention of Christmas.

  • Sears – Letter from Sears: “We decided to call them holiday trees because even if Christians are the only religion that uses a Christmas tree we still do not want complaints from other customers…” “Wishbook: Holiday Catalog 2007,” “Hottest Holiday gift ideas,” Web site: Holiday Shopping section. December 25 is “the holiday.”

  • Sprint – Web site: “Tis the season to give SprintSpeed,” “Holiday Entertainment,” “Holiday Season,” and “Sprint lights up the Holidays.” No mention of Christmas.

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