I hope you had a very successful morning. Nothing honors the birth of the Prince of Peace more than a Christmas-shopping-bargain-related shooting. But as we enter into this season, let us remember which companies "convey a clear commitment to use the term 'Christmas.'"
Focus on the Family can help you identify stores that might be a little too "Jew-friendly":
Back in April, FOF sent letters to the heads of 33 leading retailers, demanding that they use the term “Christmas” in their 2008 end-of-year catalogs. Let me emphasize that: They did this in April. Easter wasn’t even over yet, and these cranks were obsessing about catalogs that wouldn’t even be issued for another seven months.
I’m trying to imagine the rolling of eyes that must have taken place at some of these companies when FOF’s letters about Christmas arrived just as the spring flowers were pushing up through the soil. My guess is that most of letters were tossed, because as of Nov. 11, FOF had not received replies from 22 companies (among them Target, K-Mart, JC Penney, Home Depot, Borders, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Sears, Lands’ End and L.L. Bean).
Eight firms caved immediately: Best Buy, Cabela’s, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Nordstrom, Pier 1, Toys R Us and Wal-Mart.
The Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy replied to the FOF missive, but, the group soberly reports, “did not convey a clear commitment to use the term ‘Christmas.’ Rather, they communicated their intent to approach their marketing in broad and diverse terms.”
Added FOF, “We’ll have to observe and see if what they publish avoids an insulting marginalization of Christmas.”