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Naughty or Nice?

Editor’s Note:  So I looked up the list and found the following.  I would suggest that if you are going to shop at commercial places, at least shop at those who are “against” Christmas.  Which probably means of course that they are not against Christmas but that they recognize freedom of religion as an American right and do not promote one religion over another. 

I was appalled to find a Merry Christmas sign at my local Target. (OK, so I went in to buy some paper napkins and plates–never again.) What an insult in the area of the city in Minneapolis where many Somali’s who are Muslim live, as well as African Americans and Latinos.  It doesn’t even say Happy Holidays.  It says Merry Christmas.  No Kwanzaa, no Ramadan.  No Chinese New Year either.  One more reason to boycott Target.  It tells you once more about the commercialism of Christmas, as Thom Hartmann points out in the video.

There are, of course, many local businesses that do not take part in such foolishness.  So boycott the large corporate stores that do, and support your local businesses that still celebrate the Holidays this Holiday Season.

I have never understood why these so-called Christians (and yes, I do know some real Christians) do not understand that Christ drove the money changers out of the temple and do likewise. If there is any question that the Occupy Wall Street movement poses, it is that. If one accepts the premise that the United States of America are a Christian nation (which is disputable, but they think it is), then why do they not act like Christians? Why do they, in biblical terms, serve Mammon instead?

AFA’s 2011 listing of top retailers and how they recognize Christmas.

Color Code:
GREEN: Company uses the term “Christmas” on a regular basis, we consider that company Christmas-friendly.
YELLOW: Company refers to Christmas infrequently, or in a single advertising medium, but not in others.
RED: Company may use “Christmas” sparingly in a single or unique product description, but as a company, does not recognize it.

List updated on 12-5-11

Companies FOR “Christmas”

AFA Online Store
ACE Hardware
Amazon.com
Bass Pro Shops
Bed Bath & Beyond
Belk
Best Buy
Big Lots
Books-A-Million
Cabella’s
Collective Brands
Costco
CVS Pharmacy
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Dilliards
Dollar General
Dollar Tree
H.E.B. Stores
HSN.com
Hallmark
Hancock Fabrics
Harris Teeter Stores
Hobby Lobby
Home Shopping Network
JC Penney
JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts Stores
Kmart
Kohl’sKroger

Lowe‘s

Macy‘s

Marshals

Meijer

Menard’s

Michael‘s Stores

Neiman Marcus

Nordstrom

Office Max

Petsmart

Pier One Imports

ProFlowers.com

Publix

QVC.com

Rite Aid

Sears

Scheels Sporting Goods

Super D Drug Stores

Target

TJ Maxx

Toys R Us

True Value

Walgreens

Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club

Zappos.com

Companies marginal on “Christmas”

1-800-Flowers.com
Bath & Body Works
Cooking.com
Dollar Tree
Hy-Vee Stores
Limited Brands
Safeway
Starbucks
UncommonGoods.com
Whole Foods

Companies AGAINST “Christmas”

Banana Republic
Barnes & Noble
Family Dollar
Foot Locker
Gap Stores
L.L. Bean
Limited Brands
Maurice’s
Office Depot
Old Navy
Radio Shack
Staples
Supervalu
Victoria’s Secret

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Based on current advertising, below is a list of companies that avoid, ban, or use the term “Christmas” in their advertising.  We will continually update the list, so check back often.

Criteria – AFA reviewed up to four areas to determine if a company was “Christmas-friendly” in their advertising: print media (newspaper inserts), broadcast media (radio/television), website and/or personal visits to the store. If a company’s ad has references to items associated with Christmas (trees, wreaths, lights, etc.), it was considered as an attempt to reach “Christmas” shoppers.

If a company has items associated with Christmas, but did not use the word “Christmas,” then the company is considered as censoring “Christmas.”

Want to report on a company? Send your detailed report to christmas@afa.netPlease know that we receive hundreds of reports (emails) each day. We are unable to respond to each one personally, but your report will be read by one of our staff.

Note: AFA does not list local or regional companies. Only nationally-recognized companies will be listed. This list only reflects a company’s “Christmas” advertising and does not take into account other corporate policies AFA may not agree with.

See our pick for the greediest company in America here!

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