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    AFA's 2009 listing of top retailers and how they recognize Christmas

    Based on current advertising, below is a list of companies that avoid, ban, or use the term "Christmas" in their advertising. We will continually update the list, so check back often.

    Criteria - AFA reviewed up to four areas to determine if a company was "Christmas-friendly" in their advertising: print media (newspaper inserts), broadcast media (radio/television), website and/or personal visits to the store. If a company's ad has references to items associated with Christmas (trees, wreaths, lights, etc.), it was considered as an attempt to reach "Christmas" shoppers.

    If a company has items associated with Christmas, but did not use the word "Christmas," then the company is considered as censoring "Christmas."

    Color Code:

    GREEN: Company uses the term "Christmas" on a regular basis, we consider that company Christmas-friendly.

    YELLOW: Company refers to Christmas infrequently, or in a single advertising medium, but not in others.

    RED: Company may use "Christmas" sparingly in a single or unique product description, but as a company, does not recognize it.

    A company may be removed from the "bad" list by providing documentation to AFA.

    SPECIAL ALERT! Legal group offers valuable resources

    If you hear of instances of hostility toward Christmas expression, please let us know. AFA is working with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) to provide resources for government and public school authorities laboring under the misimpression they must censor Christmas. You can contact ADF at (1-800-TELL-ADF ) for a copy of their legal analysis and memo on rights of seasonal expression at Christmas.

    We want to inform public officials about the law, and then encourage them to take a stand for Christmas.
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    Companies FOR "Christmas"
    updated 12-10-09

    Amazon.com
    Bed Bath & Beyond
    Belk
    Big Lots
    Books-A-Million
    Cabella's
    Collective Brands
    Costco
    Dollar Tree
    Family Dollar
    Dollar General
    H.E.B. Stores
    Hallmark
    Harris Teeter Stores
    Hobby Lobby
    Home Depot
    JC Penney
    JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts Stores
    Kmart
    kohl's
    Lowe's
    Macy's
    Meijer
    Menard's
    Michael's Stores
    Neiman Marcus
    Nordstrom
    Petsmart
    Pier One Imports
    Publix
    QVC
    Rite Aid
    Sears
    Super D Drug Stores
    Target
    Walgreens
    Wal-Mart/Sam's Club
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    Companies marginalizing "Christmas"
    updated 12-10-09

    Bass Pro Shops
    Banana Republic
    Barnes & Noble
    Bath & Body Works
    Best Buy
    Gap Stores
    Hancock Fabrics
    Hy-Vee Stores
    Old Navy
    Limited Brands
    Safeway
    Starbucks
    Toys R Us
    Whole Foods
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    Companies against "Christmas"
    updated 12-10-09

    Advance Auto Parts
    Aldi
    Barnes & Noble
    Best Buy
    CVS Pharmacy
    Dick's Sporting Goods
    Home Shopping Network
    Kroger
    Office Depot
    Radio Shack
    Staples
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    Whatever their opinion of Christmas, I'm not getting anyone something from someplace as boring as "Advance Auto Parts". I also can't imagine making that list, or checking it twice.
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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    Why is it that Barnes & Noble and Best Buy each made both the yellow list and the red list?
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    Quote Originally Posted by movie buff View Post
    Why is it that Barnes & Noble and Best Buy each made both the yellow list and the red list?
    That is real bad like kicking a handicapped puppy or something!
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    Just want to say a few on the "Red" list.

    Companies against "Christmas"
    updated 12-10-09

    Advance Auto Parts ~ You might be a redneck if.....
    Aldi ~ These cheap asses are lower then no thrills.
    Barnes & Noble ~ Liberal Central Book Store.
    Best Buy ~ Horrid Customer relations.
    Home Shopping Network ~ ?? Really ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Just want to say a few on the "Red" list.

    Companies against "Christmas"
    updated 12-10-09

    Advance Auto Parts ~ You might be a redneck if.....
    Aldi ~ These cheap asses are lower then no thrills.
    Barnes & Noble ~ Liberal Central Book Store.
    Best Buy ~ Horrid Customer relations.
    Home Shopping Network ~ ?? Really ??
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    ~ Who wants to buy sexy undies with a massive sign that reads "HO HO HO" over it? ;)
    I buy my perfume and my body lotion from Victoria's Secret. I pay a small fortune for the lotion and body wash but I am addicted to it. I've never heard of Aldi. I guess I like Best Buy okay. HSN? Seriously?
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    Aldi's is a no thrill grocery store. Absolutly no thrill. They don't really stock shelves, they just cut the top off the boxes and you pick what you want out of the shipping boxes. They don't provide any "Free" bags for your groceries. You ether have to buy them to put them into from them, bring your own, or use one of the numerous empty stock boxes laying about. You "Bag" your own groceries, and take them to your car. No stockmen about or to do that for you. They are as no thrills shopping as you can possibly get. But to that, because they cut the thrills, their prices are cheap.
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    Personally I find this ridiculous. Because they don't explicitly say Christmas, their against Christmas? I'm looking at the Books-A-Million website, and the Radio Shack website, and they both have pretty much the same holiday decorations, and neither have any mention of the word Christmas, but ones on the green and the others red. I'm thinking AFA's just got a bone to grind.
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