The 2003 "Christmas Field Guide" issued by clothiers |
A Christian group called for a boycott of Wal-Mart after the mega-retailer instructs employees to say "Happy Holidays" in place of "Merry Christmas." Target banned use of the phrase "Merry Christmas" in its stores and promotional material. E-mail proposes an effective scheme for overwhelming the ACLU's operations with Christmas cards. The Best Buy chain is eschewing use of the word "Christmas" in their 2006 holiday advertising. Walter Reed Hospital will accept Christmas cards addressed to "A Recovering American Soldier." Americans can send holiday cards to service members and veterans through the "Holiday Mail for Heroes" program. A 2007 Lowe's holiday catalog advertised Christmas trees as "family trees." Santa's 'Ho Ho Ho' has been changed to 'Ha Ha Ha' in Australia because women felt insulted by the original phrase. The Home Depot web site includes no mention of Christmas. The White House has decreed that its 2011 Christmas trees will be referred to as "Holiday trees" and will not display ornaments bearing religious themes. A Thanksgiving 2009 advertising circular issued by Best Buy wished readers a "Happy Eid al-Adha." Facebook is barring users from posting images of nativity scenes. Christmas lights have been banned in Cardwell, Australia, due to complaints from Muslim residents. A fourth-grade student was suspended for saying 'Merry Christmas' to his teacher.