Skip to comments.Mrs. Fields bans Christmas from their products (AFA email)
Posted on 10/12/2007 8:04:11 AM PDT by pillut48
Mrs. Fields has become the first company to ban Christmas from their products and promotion for this year.
When Diane H. of Michigan called Mrs. Fields and asked to speak with a supervisor in customer service about why they banned Christmas, the supervisor told Diane that they do not offer anything with Merry Christmas because they don't want to offend anyone.
Take a look at Mrs. Fields Holiday Gift Preview by clicking here. In the "search" bar, type in the word "Christmas." But don't expect to find any reference to Christmas. (If you do, it has been added since this letter was written.)
Mrs. Fields wants the business of Christians who celebrate Christmas, but they dont mind if they offend Christians.
Stephen Russo, President
2855 East Cottonwood Parkway
Salt Lake City, UT 84121-7050
Primary Phone: 1-800-266-5437
Secondary Phone: 801-736-5600
E-Mail: Stephen Russo
So what. That changes nothing in regards to the distorted thinking that is taking place in the company management.
I go to church for weddings and funerals and this kind of thing still pushes my button. This is an indication we are losing the culture war folks. The fact that they capitulated is meaningless.
“I went to Costco yesterday and the isles were stuffed with Christmas stuff.”
Wal-Mart here in Mid-Missouri (Columbia) has similarly morphed.
Replaced the four-or-so aisles of lawn/garden goods (inside the main
building) with Christmas, er, “Holiday” goods.
(There’s still lawn/garden stuff in the adjoining garden center...
but Wal-Mart’s pre-emptive switch-over lost them the sale of some
garden soil, mulch and grass seed. I ended up getting what I needed at Ace.)
I ONLY send religious Christmas Cards....
I ONLY send religious Christmas Cards....
Go back to eating your cookies, lol.
I smell a wee bit of troll.
Oh no! And they actually had great cookies!
How about a list of Mrs. Fields products so I can avoid them year round.
ANd now they have a brief blurb up ensuring that there will be plenty of christmas cheer., and showing a preview of all their products.
You know, it’s almost like a marketing ploy to get a lot of people to associate Mrs. Fields and Christmas Cookies.
which movie was that?
And I will proceed to ban Mrs. Fields from my Christmas list.
They call it “Spring Seeds”
Or the AFA went off halfcocked again. This was way too quick to be a response to protest pressure. It’s kind of funny how much people complain about Christmas stuff being sold too early, then in mid-October go off on a holiday display that doesn’t include Christmas.
For at least a century, Christmas has been two holidays. A religious observance of the birth of Christ, and a secular occasion to spend time with friends and family, exchange gifts, and let folks know what they mean to us. I know a lot of Jews and atheists who exchange Christmas presents, hang lights and decorate a tree. .
The latter observance, as so often happens, has spilled over into an orgy of consumerism and mass marketing. Look at Valentine's Day -- a holiday I boycott in its entirely, because it's been bought and sold by DeBeers, FTD, Hallmark and Hershey. Romantic love is a wonderful thing 365 days a year; I don't object to Valentine's Day because of the symbolism. I object to the packaging of it.
Back to Christmas. The early Church co-opted a lot of pagan symbolism into Christmas from the very beginning. It's a good symbolic fit -- On the literal darkest days of the year, near the winter solstice, comes the birth of a new hope, a new life. And in the dead of winter, when our ancestors huddled together and shared what little they had ust to merely survive, today we come together and share our material goods and our company.
The friction between the Christian and the secular versions of Christmas is not new. It did not begin when Trey Parker and Matt Stone animated Jesus and Santa duking it out. What's new in the last few decades is some local officials reading too much into the establishment clause; what's new in the last few years is some commentators, and I'll call out the AFA and Bill O'Reilly, gaining a lot of attention by wigging out every time that happens.
Just to be perfectly clear, I think the "war on Christmas" is a massively overblown "issue." It exists to raise hackles. And, like Christmas decorations, it seems to come earlier every year. Yeesh! It's still too early to carve a jack-o-lntern if you don't want it to rot before Hallowe'en.
I would join a boycott but I don’t use any of the products . Tried them several years ago and they were garbage.
Ah, I hope you don’t take my opinion as a trolling one. I know that I am in serious disagreement with a lot of folks here and I may have been harsh with a small bit of my criticism, but I do have strong personal religious convictions that occasionally run askew of popular Christian conservative tradition.
It’s just that I don’t see the culture war that many are talking about. Our country still has a very strong Christian tradition while it still embraces and respects those of other faiths. It is one of our nation’s strongest traits and one that I am very proud of as an American.
It just runs against my nature to be so domineering and totalitarian about my religious beliefs. The cross around my neck means more to me than a gigantic crucifix in the public square. Mass and family at Christmas means more to me than the wrapping on a box of cookies.
Wow that was fast...what idiot
in their company who used to work for their company didnt think there would be a huge backlash? Now isn't that better?
Damn, that’s funny. The reason I went to Costco was to look for some solar yard/sidewalk lamps I had seen there earlier this year to install on a new boardwalk I built at our home. None to be had, too much space being used for Christmas goodies, most of it junk also. Off to Lowe’s or Home Depot today.
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