Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Naughty or Nice?

The Naughty And Nice List
Which Companies are Allowing a "Merry Christmas"

ORALANDO, FL, November 27, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As part of the Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign, Liberty Counsel has created a "Naughty and Nice" checklist (available online in pdf or MSWord) which catalogs retailers who either censor or recognize Christmas. The list was compiled from information gathered by Liberty Counsel supporters.

Partial "Naughty List"

Lowe's - Employees cannot say "Merry Christmas" to customers. Lowe's corporate advised that only when customers initiate a "Merry Christmas" greeting can employees respond in kind.
Toys 'R' Us - "Holidays" are in, "Merry Christmas" is out.
Banana Republic - Web site has "Holiday Gift Guide" with no mention of Christmas.
Bed Bath & Beyond - No mention of any holidays.
Barnes & Noble - Web site says "Gift Guide," "Holiday gift baskets," "Holiday sled," "Holiday delivery," but no Christmas. Stores not allowed to put up Christmas trees, and employees are not allowed to say "Merry Christmas."
Best Buy - Web site says "Unique gifts for the season," "Holiday gift ideas." Spokesperson said the use of "Merry Christmas" is disrespectful.
Dick's Sporting Goods - Web site says "gifts" and has images, but no mention of Christmas.
Eddie Bauer - Customer service would not recognize Christmas, they "don't want to offend Jews, those who celebrate Kwanza and those who have no religious preference."
Gap - "Holiday Survival Guide" with no mention of Christmas.
Home Depot - Web site says "Holiday Store" and "Holiday Lighting" and only at bottom of site says "Make your Christmas decorations complete." Stores have "Holiday Home Accents."
K-Mart - Selling "Holiday trees" and "Holiday wreaths."

Partial "Nice List"

Dillard's - Advertises "Christmas Catalog."
JC Penney - Web site has "Christmas Shipping Countdown."
Joann Fabrics - Offers Christmas and Holiday fabrics.
Kohl's - Christmas is all over TV, print and radio ads.
L.L. Bean - Advertises and distributes "Christmas Catalog."
Linens 'N Things - Has a "Christmas Shop" and "Christmas Checklist."
Macy's - "Merry Christmas!" on its home page.
Michaels - Web site has a Christmas section.
M&M-Mars Candies - Will have red and green candies with pictures of Christmas trees and angels among other images.
Target - Web site says "Christmas Decor," although the physical store has "Holiday entertaining." TV ad says "Merry Christmas."
Wal-Mart - Has a "Christmas Shop," plays Christmas carols, and employees can say "Merry Christmas."

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, commented: "Every consumer should make a list and check it twice, stop patronizing retailers which are naughty and shop at those which are nice. Retailers which seek to profit from Christmas while pretending it does not exist should realize they have offended the vast majority of Americans who enjoy Christmas. Customers have a choice and they will not patronize corporate Scrooges."

Naughty and Nice List in PDF format

Naughty and Nice List in MSWord format


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being "PC" (politically correct) can go to far. It is absurd to pretend that Christmas doesn't exist and that people do not celebrate it.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Ginny said...

This is so sad when an individual is banned from saying "Merry Christmas", but is allowed to say things I wouldn't consider "nice" at all in public though. ( just some lyrics to Music, or what they call music is so awful) Satan can have all the fun he wants now but Our Sacred and Immaculate Hearts will triumph in the end and we shall see who laughs then!

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus was smart enough to throw the merchants and moneychangers out of the temple, knowing that the two don't mix. Yet today we expect these same public institutions to follow strict guidelines in acknowledgement of their seasonal good fortune? The example for a good Christian life must be set in the home and amongst our interactions with others. To impose that requirement on retailers (and government institutions it seems) demonstrates to me the laziness of society as a whole who individually cannot be bothered to rely on themselves to set the Christian example. Their message states: "Let Wal-Mart confirm for my child that Jesus was the Savior of us all." That happens while simultaneously Christian people spend millions on gifts for a society already rich in excess and waste.

2:24 PM  

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