Re: Thanks To Sears for acknowledging Christmas
by JonathanL - Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:38 PM
Yes but what about the total slap in the face to people who have lost their lives defending our country? Memorial Day is not even seven months away and Sears has yet to do anything to recognize it.
For that matter, what about Hanukkah? If a one-day holiday like Christmas merits a two-month "season," shouldn't the Hanukkah season be 16 months a year?
Sears is a private company and should do whatever it thinks will maximize its sales overall. However, I think a lot of the time when people get put off, it is not by the fact that Christmas is recognized but by the fact that we are flooded with it for two months a year. For those people who appreciate it being recognized, is it really so important that the country be sea-to-sea Christmas and that it start the day after Halloween? Would a touch of subtlety and starting a week before the holiday really be the end of the world?