Wednesday, November 20, 2013


And I promise to get back to the second half of yesterday's entry, but this was too good (bad) to pass up. I can never get over hard line Protestant groups bitching over the so called "War on Christmas." Helloooooo! Christmas? Christ's Mass? Popish idolatry and all that? Puritans didn't celebrate it for years. Quakers either but for different reasons.

We used to get "please send us money so we can keep bitching about what's on TV, the movies and Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction" from the American Family Association. Responses along the lines of leave us alone and how in the heck did you get out name in the first place didn't get results. Not until I borrowed a trick from dear old dad. I found the raunchiest pictures in the mags that I could, tore them into recognizable pieces and mailed them back in their pre paid envelope. Never heard from them again. Can't imagine why. LOL

Anyway, this lovely group (I believe they're on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of hate groups but that's another story) has published a Naughty and Nice list of companies that they consider to be really pro Christmas, fairly pro, iffy and in the coal in the stocking category. Near as I can tell it's pretty much based on how often the word Christmas is mentioned in their advertising. And guess who's on the top of the list? There own online store. Well it does begin with an A after all. Also Hobby Lobby and a few others. Nest a long list that I suspect is more interested in cashing in on Christmas than really caring one way or the other.

I mean, Amazon sells damn near everything, including cards and ornaments so you'd expect Christmas to get a mention or three. These are the companies supposedly against Christmas. Yeah, I know. A bunch of real  Scrooges.

Barnes & Noble
Family Dollar
Foot Locker
Limited Brands
Office Depot
Pet Smart
Radio Shack
Victoria's Secret

Or maybe they just figure that folks are going to shop anyway so why waste money on advertising. And of course the AFA's online store has a lovely selection of buttons, bumper stickers, yard signs etc so you can prove that you're really in the groove. Wonder how many of them were made in China. :-P

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