Friday, December 02, 2005

Macy's Says "Merry Christmas"

USA Today has a brief but interesting article on the "Merry Christmas" policies of various retailers.

Macy's, which saw controversy last year due to stories its employees were forbidden to say "Merry Christmas" -- the article doesn't make clear whether or not that was the actual policy -- is going all-out this year with full-page ads that say "Merry Christmas."

I found it rather amusing that Lowe's attempted to sell "holiday trees" and pulled banners with that phrase from all its stores after receiving complaints. I'm glad to hear that at least they were responsive to the public on that issue. It's always particularly perplexing when stores want to sell "holiday" items which are specifically Christmas related and will thus be purchased only by those who observe Christmas. Who could possibly be offended?


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