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.