Skip to comments.Naughty or Nice Christmas List (of Businesses)
Posted on 12/21/2013 6:49:59 PM PST by armydawg505
Naughty or Nice?
AFA's 2013 listing of top retailers and how they recognize Christmas
BLUE: An AFA "5-Star" rated company that promotes and celebrates Christmas on an exceptional basis. 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.
Don't they generally promote ANY holiday where they can sell more undies?
I'd wager that they even have a special "Santa's little helper" underwear.
Not that it makes it more "Christian", but they do love to make $$$.
There are a lot of companies in the “green” list that only use “Christmas” because they have had backlash, not because they are Christmas friendly. Take Lowes who had severe backlash a few years ago when they had “holiday” trees for sale. I would personally look into the corporate policies rather than how often they use the word Christmas to make money.
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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."
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Good stuff to know
Thank you for posting this, I see that we have already spent a bit of money at the “Nice” stores and not a dime at the “Naughty.
Walmart shouldn’t be on the good list because they went “Hal al” raghead nonsense.
I boycott the malls between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Might as well shop online if malls are going to have a blackout on even the word Christmas.
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