Thursday, December 07, 2006

The War on Christmas

Several people I know seem distressed by what is sometimes called "the war on Christmas". One of the claims of this war is that many retailers do not wish their customers a "Merry Christmas" during this season. I've even seen lists of retailers who do not use the word "Christmas" to promote their seasonal shopping festival. As an adult Christian why should I think that retailers should use the word "Christmas" in their marketing? Maybe we should rather be upset that a store would profane the holiday by using it as a marketing gimmick to sell more stuff.

We can ask ourselves why we are concerned that Christmas remain associated so strongly with shopping.


Rich said...

Well said.

This ridiculousness reminds me of the protesters in the Gilliam movie "Brazil" that had the "Consumers for Christ" sign.

John Paul said...

A coworker suggested bumper stickers asking "Where would Jesus shop?"