Monday, November 21, 2011

Companies That Don't Use "Christmas" in Their Advertising; What Holiday Are we Celebrating

Yesterday, Walgreens placed a 24-page circular in newspapers all across America. It had all the festive markings of that day known as...Holiday?

It's true! At Walgreens, they advertise "Holiday Candy," "Holiday Gift Tags," "Holiday Gift Wrap," "Holiday Decor," "Holiday Accessories," "Holiday Nuts and Snacks" and "Holiday Hats and Stockings." But no Christmas! In total, Walgreens used the term "holiday" 36 times, rather than using "Christmas."

Oh, the trees advertised in their circular? It's just "Prelit" trees.

Go to Walgreens' website and you can shop their "Holiday Shop" and take advantage of their "Holiday Shipping." If you want Christmas, it's not there.

At Walgreens, Christmas doesn't exist! Walgreens wants you to do your "Christmas" shopping with them, while refusing to recognize that Christmas even exists.

Walgreens doesn't want to offend non-Christians by using the word Christmas. The fact that they're censoring the use of Christmas and might offend Christians by doing so seems to be of no importance.

Based on current advertising, below is a list of companies that avoid, ban, or use the term "Christmas" in their advertising.

Other companies AGAINST "Christmas"

Banana Republic

Barnes & Noble

Foot Locker

Gap Stores

Hancock Fabrics

L.L. Bean

Limited Brands

Office Depot

Old Navy

Radio Shack



Victoria's Secret


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  1. Anonymous5:09 PM

    Why is it that we Americans have to be so sensitive to everybody else’s culture, religion and heritage and no one else in the country has to show any sensitivity to ours? It seems that the only people that are not entitled to respect are White European Christian Americans.

  2. Anonymous6:40 PM

    I wouldn't let it bother me very much. Celebrations during the winter solstice date back way farther than Christianity, and the holiday was only adopted by the Christian religion because it was so popular. Besides, Christmas is not the actual birthday of Christ. True story. Just relax and enjoy the season.

  3. Why are these companies doing this?

  4. Anonymous8:25 AM

    Let's all keep Christ in XMAS!