Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Wal-Mart, Best Buy weigh-in on Christmas

It seems that Wal-Mart has discovered that shunning the term "Christmas" - by which I mean that they refuse to acknowledge it and instead refer to a "holiday" period or just plain "winter" - isn't good for business. Already under fire for their support of the homosexual agenda and experiencing a losing last quarter when nearly every other retailer saw healthy gains, Wal-Mart has decided to bring "Christmas" back into the fold. Good for them.

Best Buy, it seems, doesn't feel that it is as vulnerable to Christian market forces, having removed all vestiges of the reason for the season from its advertising and displays. We shall see. I tend to think that Best Buy is more vulnerable, to tell the truth. Anyone who has been at a Best Buy on the day after Thanksgiving (and I would be amongst those for the past 3 years) knows that it really is close to an "end of days"-type scenario. Brutal. By far the worst store to visit between Thanksgiving and Christmas, hands down.

I guess I should thank Best Buy for targeting the term "Christmas." It will probably make my Christmas season (and certainly Christmas shopping) easier and more enjoyable this year.

(Hat tip: American Family Association)

I'm having trouble telling who you feel is doing it the right way. Wal-Mart for saying Christmas, or Best Buy for not.
W -

As a Christian, I am all for all things Christmas. Secularists - in this case Best Buy - who try to minimize the birth of Jesus Christ by lumping it in with New Year's and the other holidays do not receive my support.

Hope that clears things up.


Oh com'on Christmas has been so commercialized that it really doesn't matter what the season is called. Actually, it should be called "End of Year Consumerism Festival" that or "Buy it Bachenalia." This is such a shallow issue and so stupid. How did the ancient Christians make it thru pagan Rome during this time of year?

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