Monday, November 16, 2009

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

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.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:18 PM

    I won't be shopping at any of the stores that don't allow the sales people to say "MERRY CHRISTMAS". I will NEVER shop at Best Buy again!
    They say that saying Merry Christmas is disrespectful? Well I find them NOT saying it disrespectful to me & my family.
    It's been Merry Christmas since the begining of time, it's time for people to get over all this nonsense. I for one will wish every one a "Merry Christmas" wether they like it or not!