Before You Go Christmas Shopping, Please Check List of Stores Banning “Christmas”
I am sick of companies disrespecting me. I’m done with them.
Many of the chain stores want my Christmas money, but will not acknowledge Christmas. That exploits me and is the ultimate insult to the true meaning of the holiday.
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ.
Christmas is not a free for all spending spree for no just cause. Hello?
The AFA was kind enough to post their naughty and nice list to help inform us all which stores not to shop at.
Don’t stop, however, with just not shopping at their store. That won’t do. They will merely chalk it up to the bad economy. You must call or email them using the information provided by the AFA and let them know WHY you will not be shopping at their store.
If they want our Christmas money, they need to participate in Christmas. It’s that simple.
If you really want to have some fun, make sure you cheerfully tell all checkers and cashiers Merry Christmas this year. You’ll be surprised how many will look at you as if you just insulted their Mother.
Start your boycott of these stores with the black friday specials… and unless they change their policy, DO NOT SHOP THERE THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON.
These companies have banned “Christmas” from their retail ads, in-store promotions or television commercials.
Please take time to let them know you are offended by their anti-Christian and anti-Christmas bias. Their contact information is below.
We cannot stress to strongly how important it is for you to be firm, yet very kind in your correspondence with these companies. Please be respectful and choose your words wisely.
In addition, companies marked with an asterisk* have gone so far as to substitute the phrase “Holiday or Dream trees” instead of “Christmas trees” in their promotions.
|* Target (612) 304-6073 Guest.Relations@target.comUPDATE – AFA ENDS BOYCOTT
Click Here to read the AFA Press Release
In their official statement, Target said: “Over the course of the next few weeks, our advertising, marketing and merchandising will become more specific to the holiday that is approaching – referring directly to holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah. For example, you will see reference to Christmas in select television commercials, circulars and in-store signage.”
Original Target Issue Concern:
Nordstrom (206) 628-2111 President Blake W. Nordstrom email@example.com
* Sears (847) 286-2500 firstname.lastname@example.org
Walgreens (847) 940-2500 President Jeffery Rien –Jeff.Rein@walgreens.com
Because of your efforts, Walgreens has released the following response in 2006: “Next year (2007), you can be assured our advertising will better incorporate ‘Christmas,’ and our holiday trees will be called Christmas trees. Unfortunately, all of this year’s December ads are already printed, so it’s too late to make changes for this season.”
|Lowe’s (800) 445-6937 We are pleased to update you about Lowe’s sale of Christmas trees. Lowe’s informed the AFA that it is removing banners referring to “holiday trees” from its stores (the actual product signs inside Lowe’s stores did say Christmas trees, but the outside banner did not). Lowe’s says it has proudly sold Christmas trees in its stores for decades, and continues to do so this year in all of its stores nationwide. All 49 varieties of live and artificial trees at Lowe’s and on Lowes.com are labeled as Christmas trees.
Lowe’s assures AFA that the language on the banner was a mistake, and was not in any way an attempt to remove Christmas from the season.
We applaud Lowe’s for listening to its customers and responding to their concerns. Just as we alerted Lowe’s to our concerns, now let’s show them our support by sending thank you emails and shopping in their stores. Click Here To Thank Lowe’s Now!
|Office Max (877) 484-3629 email@example.com
Office Max offers no “Christmas” in their advertising.
|Kmart (800) 635-6278 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kmart promotes a “Holiday Sale” on their website. Links to the trees webpage asks if you “Need it by Christmas,” but refers you to its “Holiday Shipping Dates” section.
|Staples (800) 378-2753 email@example.com
In searching for “Christmas” on their website, results show only three matches. Staples ads avoid using “Christmas.”
|Best Buy (888) 237-8289 firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Buy offers no “Christmas” in their advertising. Kohl’s UPDATE: Kohl’s has provided AFA with a corporate statement. They dispute the charge made on The O’Reilly Factor and provided a letter stating they “would use the word ‘Christmas’ in some of our advertising.” AFA is pleased to let you know that this in, in fact, the case. Kohl’s asks us to inform you of their plans to incorporate “Christmas” in future advertising. We appreciate Kohl’s listening to their customers concerns and responding in kind.
These companies have banned “Christmas” from their television commercials. In a review of commercials aired on prime-time broadcast network, these companies clearly marketed their ads to Christmas shoppers without using the word “Christmas.”
In a total of 116 commercials, only 11 (9%) included the word “Christmas” in the ad.