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Thanks To Sears for acknowledging Christmas

Posted Mon November 13, 2006 12:00 pm, by Sarah W. written to Sears, Roebuck & Co.

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I am so happy that Sears has chosen to use the phrase "Merry Christmas" in their advertising. Words can not express how please I am that Sears has chosen to do the right thing and honour Christmas as a traditional celebration.
Thank you so very much. I will continue to shop at Sears for as long as Sears continues to use the phrase "Merry Christmas".


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by T2025 Posted Sat December 23, 2006 @ 10:43 PM

Saddly it is not that way for sears Canada. Who does not want to
"offend" anybody with the words Merry Christmas. Except for the small
printed words Christmas Wish in the wish book. But this is printed
very small as if Christmas was a bad word. For sears it is I guess. I
would still continue to boycott sears. Shop at Wal Mart as they do use
the words Merry Christmas etc.

by Mrs Tammy Posted Thu December 21, 2006 @ 9:57 AM

Christmas has one purpose. That is celebrating the birth of our Lord &
Saviour. Marketing Companies have taken full advantage of this day.
And the consumers have helped them out. Our nation has gotten carried
away with being politically correct. As a nation we should accept one
anothers differences. Not scream and yell, Oh, I'm offended someone
said Happy Hannakah to me. Just Grin and look them straight in the eye
and say Merry Christmas, Or what ever holiday is special in your
heart. This nation was built on christianity, So People get over
it!!! As for me I will stick with the companies that support the true
meaning of christmas. So MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of YOU at SEARS!!!!!!


by Jeffrey Posted Mon December 4, 2006 @ 2:48 PM

"I will continue to shop at Sears for as long as Sears continues to
use the phrase "Merry Christmas"."

News Flash! Sears killing babies.

Oh, but they do say "Merry Christmas" and you DID promise to shop
there as long as they do that... so no worries on the babies.


by naomlette Posted Thu November 30, 2006 @ 5:58 AM

I think that VH1 came up with the perfect solution to this last year
with the following phrase:

"Happy ChrismaHanahKwanza!" :)

by DarkJedi Posted Wed November 29, 2006 @ 6:47 PM

OK, while everyone gets their panties in an uproar I would just like
to add my support for the phrase.
I'm not Christian. I'm not even close.
But Christmas isn't about just Christianity anymore than it is just
about shopping.
It's a season and a time for remembering family and loved ones that
far predates Christ. It was originally a Roman holiday where people
would lay out food on their tables and then go around to all their
freinds and family members homes and eat a little bit fo teh food they
left out and leave a small gift.

To some the phrase is meaningless, to others it has great meaning.

Personally I like it a lot better than have a happy holiday. I don't
care if I am greeted with Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukah, it just
seems more personal to me and less generic or "politically correct".

People need to get off the high horse of political correctness and
start remembering basic values don't come from a religion, they come
from people and traditions.


Yeah! by SiouxFan Sat December 2, 2006 @ 1:04 PM

Right! by Jeffrey Mon December 4, 2006 @ 1:16 PM

by Valued Customer Posted Wed November 29, 2006 @ 7:15 AM

Hey Sarah,

Happy Channukkah!


ARGH! Your avatar! by RedheadWGlasses Thu November 30, 2006 @ 1:12 PM

GO RED SOX! by Wolf Thu November 30, 2006 @ 4:28 PM

by Venemas Den Posted Sun November 26, 2006 @ 9:14 PM

This country is (at least was) a christian country, founded almost
solely on Christian principles. Yes is has changed, alot, and not for
the better. I think most of us who have been around some would attest
to that.
And we do have religious freedom. You can believe or not believe
whatever you want. It is your eternal soul. I do believe and know
where I am going when I die. The Bible confirms it. Yes the bible is
what it claims to be. There is more proof that it is than there is
proof that it isn't. Let me ask you this. If you don't believe and
the bible is right (which it is) there where will you be on the last
day. If the bible isn't right - I will have lead a good life anyway.
If the bible is right and you don't believe - you spend eternity
seperated from God - which will cause you eternal suffering.
But Christmas is a tradition that this country has been observing
since the landing of the pilgrams. And yes, many of the traditions
were originally pagan practices, so the church, so as to draw those
pagans into the church began observing some of their practices, but
then finding ways to make those practices their own. Who or how it
started is beside the point. Point is - they are now Christian


Please provide some proof... by Jeffrey Mon November 27, 2006 @ 10:00 AM

I don't think that has anything to do with... by Sleeperhold Sat December 2, 2006 @ 9:33 PM

You responded to the wrong person... by Jeffrey Mon December 4, 2006 @ 1:18 PM

Oh brother by SiouxFan Mon November 27, 2006 @ 7:59 PM

Maybe you can help me... by Wolf Tue November 28, 2006 @ 12:38 PM

THAT IS..... by ItsTishy Wed December 6, 2006 @ 9:41 PM

Fact checking. by Vigilante Erik Tue November 28, 2006 @ 1:52 PM

Thanks, Erik.. by Tina N Wed November 29, 2006 @ 10:16 AM

You should really do some research by mary jo Wed November 29, 2006 @ 8:20 PM

Get off your high horse by ByteMe Wed December 6, 2006 @ 1:35 PM
by MIchelle Smith Posted Sat November 25, 2006 @ 3:40 PM

Here's all you need to know when my friends and I shop there this

My friend Lisa is Christian so wish her a Merry Christmas. David
celebrates Kwanzaa. You'll recognize him because he's Black, BUT my
other Black friend, Bob, celebrates Christmas (try not to get them
mixed up). Janice was Catholic but converted to Judaism so give her a
Happy Hannakuh. She said she doesn't mind if you wish her a Merry
Christmas, but only if her husband isn't there. Bill is Latino and
Catholic. He prefers Merry Christmas over Feliz Navidad, but he
probably won't get upset if you say that instead (not totally sure
about that though). Susan is an Atheist. You can wish her any of the
above EXCEPT Merry Christmas. I don't know why, she just doesn't like
it. I'm an Atheist too, but I want you to wish me Happy Easter just
because I think that would be funny.

So make sure you have all this straight. I don't want any of my
friends to get offended.


Funny, Michelle! :) n/t by RedheadWGlasses Sat November 25, 2006 @ 4:29 PM

This is the BEST post I have read so far. by mary jo Sat November 25, 2006 @ 9:24 PM

LOL! Michelle, are you a comedian in the real world? by Tina N Sun November 26, 2006 @ 10:23 AM

LOL by B.N. Sat December 2, 2006 @ 12:32 PM

LOL. by Sleeperhold Sat December 2, 2006 @ 9:36 PM
by Hashim Steinowicz Posted Thu November 23, 2006 @ 11:46 PM

Thanks Sears,

I'll make it a point to shop there this holiday, er I mean, Christmas


by Nayda Badillo Posted Thu November 23, 2006 @ 7:49 AM

Personally, I want to start an activist group to get rid of Santa! I
take offense of the way he calls me a Ho Ho Ho whenever I walk past
him! He does not know me!! How dare he!!!


Ho Ho Ho... by Tina N Fri November 24, 2006 @ 4:44 PM

I meant to add a ~~giggle~~ to that last one. LOL by Tina N Fri November 24, 2006 @ 4:48 PM

If the "ho" fits... by RedheadWGlasses Fri November 24, 2006 @ 11:56 PM

A Cheerful Heart Is Good Medicine---proverbs 17:22 by Kassie Wed November 22, 2006 @ 11:37 PM

by mary jo Posted Sat November 25, 2006 @ 9:37 PM

But I have a few issues with your post.

First of all just because someone posts that it isnt important to them
that a company doesnt wish them Merry Christmas doesnt mean they are
cynical or that they dont enjoy or celebrate Christmas.

Secondly, while Christians (and I am one) believe that Christ is the
reason for the season it just isnt true that everyone believes that
nor should they have to to enjoy Christmas.

They also shouldnt have to be smacked in the face with religious
beliefs that they dont accept just to get their Christmas decorations,
food, and presents.


by Tina N Posted Sun November 26, 2006 @ 4:26 PM


by rxgirl Posted Mon November 20, 2006 @ 1:53 PM

and agree to disagree?? We all have different beliefs about this
subject. I think Merry Christmas is fine, but I think Seasons
Greetings or Happy Holidays is more appropriate. Both Seasons
Greetings and Happy Holidays would cover everyone, there are a lot of
different holidays going on from now until the end of the year. I do
not feel that most people would be offended by Merry Christmas, even
if you are not Christian. I also do not think that it is fair to
expect every service person you see to address you with the proper
greeting...ie, Happy Hanukah (sp?), Happy Kwanza, Merry Christmas etc,

You can't make all of the people happy all of the time, no matter
which phrase you choose to use, you may unintentionally offend
someone, unfortunately that is the nature of the world we live
in....so I spoke my peace on the subject. Let me just close by
wishing everyone Happy Holidays (does not matter to me which one(s)
you celebrate), and please be safe in your merriement!


Thank You for making sense by Valued Customer Wed November 29, 2006 @ 7:19 AM

Our job isn't by Sleeperhold Sat December 2, 2006 @ 9:39 PM

by Basil989 Posted Sun November 19, 2006 @ 2:16 PM

Please please please can we not start this again!? I'm an Athiest
living in the bible belt and the Christians RUINED CHRISTMAS LAST YEAR
in my area. NO ONE in my area complained about the phrase "Merry
Christmas", and yet the Christians made my entire area a hostile place
to live in.I don't care, no one I know cares if you say "Merry
Christmas"! Is faux equality worth ruining everyone's Holidays again?
And yet how is someone like Sarah W. saying she is beyond words in her
happiness not supposed to get under my skin?

Can't we all just stop giving a damn about this "issue"?


omg by sportygirl101 Sun November 19, 2006 @ 8:17 PM

Question for you by RedheadWGlasses Sun November 19, 2006 @ 11:07 PM

Exactly... by Chris M Sun November 19, 2006 @ 11:11 PM

Did you even read my message? by Basil Mon November 27, 2006 @ 7:52 PM

Yes but . . . by Basil Mon November 27, 2006 @ 7:42 PM
by John Doe Posted Sun November 19, 2006 @ 12:31 AM

I am also a Sears associate. Did you all ignore the other employee on
PURPOSE? All the signs in Sears say both Merry Christmas AND Happy

ONCE AGAIN..They say BOTH Merry Christmas AND Happy Holidays..

Why anyone would 'boycott' any business for this reason is beyond me.


by PFB Posted Sat November 18, 2006 @ 5:40 AM

This is a good discussion, but under no circumstance will profanity or
personal attacks be tolerated on PFB. Please stay on subject, and
think twice about your choice of language.

Also, to those who feel the need to push the envelop: do the community
a favor and set up a profile. This way we can facilitate the
transparency this community deserves, and allow each member to assess
the broader spectrum of contributions you have made.


by Wolf Posted Fri November 17, 2006 @ 12:50 PM

I did a search on Yahoo! for Holidays in December. I got this list:

Boxing Day
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Feast of the Immaculate Conception

New Year
Saint Nicholas Day
Santa Lucia Day
Winter Solstice (Northern Hemisphere)

So there is more than Christmas. There are probably more than are
listed here. For this reason, alone, it should be "Happy Holidays!".
Yon never know what Religion (on none) a person follows. "Happy
Holidays" covers just about everything.

Besides, if you really read what Christ was like, he fits more of a
Buddhist than a Christian: Wore Robes. Wore Sandals. Gave everything
he had to other. Sounds like the Dali Lama to me.


duh by sportygirl101 Sun November 19, 2006 @ 8:21 PM

I'm sorry... but how old are you? by Starlight22203 Mon November 20, 2006 @ 2:04 PM

Me? by Wolf Mon November 20, 2006 @ 4:12 PM

Sportygirl! by Starlight22203 Mon November 20, 2006 @ 5:38 PM
by Kassie Posted Fri November 17, 2006 @ 11:38 AM

Thank you, Sarah, for bringing to my attention that Sears is using
"Merry Christmas" this year. I called KMart in my area yesterday to
let them know I will go out of my way to shop there because they, too,
are using the word "Christmas" in their advertising. I believe Sears
and KMart are owned by the same company. I refuse to spend my
Christmas cash at any store that refuses to say "Christmas" but puts
up "holiday trees" in September and spends countless dollars in
advertising to get my "holiday shopping" done in their stores! I did
this last year, too, and felt very good about putting my money where
my mouth is and standing by my principles.
Merry Christmas to all!


I did a search by Jeffrey Fri November 17, 2006 @ 11:41 AM

...... by sportygirl101 Sun November 19, 2006 @ 8:22 PM

Shows what I know by Jeffrey Mon November 20, 2006 @ 2:53 PM

Oh please by SiouxFan Sat November 18, 2006 @ 12:47 PM

And like gift giving has anything to do with Christmas by RedheadWGlasses Sat November 18, 2006 @ 7:02 PM

Three wise men by Jeffrey Sun November 19, 2006 @ 6:51 AM

They also took 2-3 years to make it to Jesus by RedheadWGlasses Sun November 19, 2006 @ 10:54 AM

There's no proof that there were only 3 kings. by Tina N Tue November 28, 2006 @ 10:03 PM

They claim to have the remains by LadyMac Wed November 29, 2006 @ 9:01 AM

That just proves that they have by Tina N Wed November 29, 2006 @ 10:15 AM

Bible by LadyMac Wed November 29, 2006 @ 10:20 AM

by eydie Posted Fri November 17, 2006 @ 12:18 AM

Merry Christmas, everybody!


Merry Christmas, Eydie! :) by Kassie Fri November 17, 2006 @ 12:14 PM

Happy New Year! by Nobody Special Fri November 17, 2006 @ 5:32 PM

by Moof Posted Wed November 15, 2006 @ 11:35 PM

Am I the only one who really doesn't care either way? Merry Christmas,
Happy Holidays whatever... Just have a safe and happy time of the


I'm with you Moof! by Starlight22203 Thu November 16, 2006 @ 3:36 PM

Me, too by Venice Sun November 19, 2006 @ 3:27 AM
by Alexandra Posted Wed November 15, 2006 @ 8:02 PM

The word Christmas is taken from Christ + Mass. And that means the
DEATH of Christ.

A little odd considering it's SUPPOSEDLY the date set aside for the
BIRTH of Christ, right?

Jesus wasn't even born on December 25. It doesn't matter when He was
born, only that His sacrifice on the tree takes away sin.

If it truly were a Christian holiday (which it's not), how many
atheists do you think would celebrate it?


Thanks for the etymology lesson by LadyMac Thu November 16, 2006 @ 7:46 AM

Narrow-mindedness is good by Alexandra Thu November 16, 2006 @ 2:16 PM

*eye roll* by LadyMac Thu November 16, 2006 @ 2:37 PM

LOL!! by mary jo Thu November 16, 2006 @ 3:10 PM

by GryphonsKeeper Posted Wed November 15, 2006 @ 6:37 PM


this is supposed to be under jefferys blasphemous post by GryphonsKeeper Wed November 15, 2006 @ 6:38 PM

Clearly... by Jeffrey Wed November 15, 2006 @ 7:08 PM

You cant be serious. by mary jo Thu November 16, 2006 @ 3:20 PM

by Steph Posted Wed November 15, 2006 @ 2:33 PM

With so many winter time hollidays I think it's silly to force X-mas
on everyone. Just say Happy Hollidays. It includes everyone,
especailly when there are stores already pouring on the Merry X-mas
and it's not even turkey day yet. So a nice Happy Hollidays would be
welcomed and not so annoying to those of us who celebrate x-mas but
prefer to be all inclusive.


by Jeffrey Posted Wed November 15, 2006 @ 1:16 PM

Dear Sears,

I find it so nice that you've taken time out of your business business
of selling lawnmowers, bras, and Clinique to recognize my birthday.
Little old me, gawsh, I'm flattered.

I can't think of anything that makes me feel all special inside as
people celebrating my birthday by buying toolkits that will never be
used, second-rate lingerie, or sneaker (not Nike, cause those sweat
shop folks seem offended that we're K-Mart).

I died for your sins and it was well worth it, yesiree, to see you all
spend, spend, spend.

Thank you.




Pardon... by Jeffrey Wed November 15, 2006 @ 1:24 PM

....... by sportygirl101 Sun November 19, 2006 @ 8:26 PM

considering im with ya in the religion thing by Poor Victim Amanda Wed November 15, 2006 @ 1:30 PM

by RedheadWGlasses Posted Wed November 15, 2006 @ 1:02 PM

So if an employee says something else, such as "have a happy holiday
season," or "Happy Chanukah" to a man wearing a yarmulke, you're not
going to shop there again?

Chanukah and Kwanzaa (sp?) are celebrated near or at Christmas, and I
know Chanukah is a gift-giving holiday (albeit a minor, relatively
unimportant Holy Day) to compete with Christmas. People also have
birthdays in December, so there is shopping associated with that.

I have to admit, if a clerk tells me, "Merry Christmas," I just say
"you too." I need to think of something peace-oriented to say this
year, in response.

Back to online shopping for "Happy New Year's" cards I go.


What about... by Jeffrey Wed November 15, 2006 @ 1:08 PM

Or a la Kent Brockman of the Simpsons by RedheadWGlasses Wed November 15, 2006 @ 4:46 PM

I like that one! by Tina N Thu November 16, 2006 @ 8:04 AM

by Jeffrey Posted Wed November 15, 2006 @ 1:00 PM

Christmas. Christmas. Christmas.

No, can't say I've ever heard of the concept you call "Christmas."
Well, maybe I should do what I always do when I see a word I don't
know. I'll look in a Sears ad.

Those wonderful Sears ads have taught me all kinds of words and
concepts I didn't know before.

The only problem is, if something doesn't appear in a Sears ad, it
must not exist.

I've never seen God in a Sears ad. So, I guess that means there is no
God. Never seen any references to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.
Must not exist, either. What? You say there is a such thing as Mad
Cow Disease. No, there can't be. I didn't read about it in a Sears
ad. So it can't possibly affect me.

by Cor H Posted Wed November 15, 2006 @ 11:11 AM

Sarah, it's very kind of you to write a positive letter to Sears
expressing your happiness with something they've done.

All this person has done is thank Sears for using the words "Merry
Christmas" in its advertising. I'm not understanding all the
controversy here.


The last sentence is where the controversy begins... by Starlight22203 Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:39 PM

Noooo.... by Jeffrey Wed November 15, 2006 @ 1:07 PM

Jeffery... by Starlight22203 Wed November 15, 2006 @ 2:06 PM
by Cubjunkie Posted Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:54 AM

Why is it okay for the hatefilled people of other faiths to protest
stores for saying Merry Christmsa and not the other way around.

Anyone that is offended by this is so narrow minded and whiny that I
wish I had their lives. I wish my life was as easy as yours that I'd
find this offensive.

I find Valentine's Day offensive. Should I get my panties in a bunch
every year if people wish me a happy one?


This is a mistake.... by Peregrina Wed November 15, 2006 @ 4:37 AM

Just as an aside by tickytack Wed November 15, 2006 @ 9:54 AM

"X" DOES stand for Christ, hun. by Tina N Wed November 15, 2006 @ 10:35 AM

Tina N, you are my new hero by calm Wed November 15, 2006 @ 10:46 AM

Sarcasm not required by tickytack Wed November 15, 2006 @ 11:03 AM

It's only snotty to those by Tina N Wed November 15, 2006 @ 11:20 AM

I know what I was taught by tickytack Wed November 15, 2006 @ 11:58 AM

Oh yes, and please demonstrate where, exactly, by tickytack Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:00 PM

I don't care what you were taught... You were taught wrong. by Tina N Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:17 PM

Perhaps I was taught wrong on that aspect by tickytack Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:22 PM

I went to Catholic school by `~`Leanne`~` Thu November 16, 2006 @ 9:10 AM

Ticky...she is ALWAYS snotty in EVERY reply by mary jo Thu November 16, 2006 @ 3:32 PM

So two wrongs DO make a right. by vc Wed November 15, 2006 @ 10:07 AM

As much fun as is to call people names .... by calm Wed November 15, 2006 @ 10:27 AM

That would be Samhain *music* on the radio. by calm Wed November 15, 2006 @ 10:48 AM

I'm not a "hate-filled person of another faith"... by Tina N Wed November 15, 2006 @ 10:42 AM

Nah...you are just a hate filled person. NT by mary jo Thu November 16, 2006 @ 3:01 PM

Only to the bullies and ignorant... Does that bother you, Mary Jo? If so, why? n/t by Tina N Fri November 17, 2006 @ 8:09 PM

CUB by Poor Victim Amanda Wed November 15, 2006 @ 1:29 PM

By the way Cub... by mary jo Thu November 16, 2006 @ 3:37 PM

by Cubjunkie Posted Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:37 AM

I know many people of Jewish, Muslim or atheist or whatever who are
more offended people assume they are offended by being wished Merry
Christmas than they would ever be offended by being wished it.

Just because a few narrow minded people who would whine about anything
are offended if wished a merry christmas is no reason to not say it.


I don't think that's the point by tickytack Wed November 15, 2006 @ 9:53 AM

True by mary jo Thu November 16, 2006 @ 3:42 PM
by Carter X Posted Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:14 AM

I think it is great Sears acknowledges and uses the phrase "Merry
Christmas". The same with wal-mart and any others. They also say
Happy Holidays as well. Yes, we are in "the melting pot" which is
actually more of a salad, then melting pot, but that's neither here
nor there. However, it can not be ignored that we live in an Country,
better yet, on a Continenant that is by the vast majority one that
celebrates Christmas.
As an employee of a retail business, I have no problem saying Merry
Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa or whatever.
But as it stands, a safe bet is that whoever I talk to, they celebrate
Christmas, and NOT X-Mas either, but that's yet again neither here nor

To quote Honest Abe, "You can please some of the people all of the
time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can
not ever please all of the people all of the time".


Whomever YOU talk to, maybe by tickytack Wed November 15, 2006 @ 9:55 AM

I never ASSume that the holidays are by Tina N Thu November 16, 2006 @ 8:11 AM

You are such a happy person by mary jo Thu November 16, 2006 @ 3:52 PM

And you're just another troll looking for a fight. by Tina N Fri November 17, 2006 @ 8:10 PM

by Casmly Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 10:51 PM

I grew up in "small town" Indiana. All of my friends celebrated
Christmas, I didn't know very many Jews, Catholics, etc. Anyone that
did celebrate a different holiday kept it pretty quiet and usually
gave in to Christmas "peer pressure" anyway. Boy was it a culture
shock when I moved to Florida and everyone celebrated their own set of
holidays. All of a sudden I was forced to start saying Happy Holidays
(if I wanted to say anything about the season at all) to everyone
walking by my office because you had no clue what holidays they
celebrated or what religeon they believed in. I certainly was not
offended when someone wished me a Happy Holiday season. As far as I'm
concerned that is the most kind thing you can say to someone because
it makes the statement "I don't care what religeon you celebrate, I
hope you have a wonderful time". What is wrong with that?

I don't understand why people can't grasp the concept that although we
have different religeon's we are all people. Everyone of us has the
right to have a Happy Holiday. Even if it simply means we get a few
days off to spend some much needed quality time with family. Let's
not forget that the world does not revolve around one person or in
this case, one religeon.


by vzjackl1 Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 9:00 PM

I am baffled over this?? Part of what makes this country great is it's
diversity!!! It truely is a melting pot, with many different people
off all different shapes, sizes, colors, backgrounds, and religions!!
I happen to be 1st generation American, both my parents immegrated
from other countries (Italy and Ireland), I happen to have been
brought up Roman Catholic and DO celebrate Christmas BUT not EVERYONE
in the US does!! How would you feel if you walked into a store and saw
nothing but channukah (sorry, i am sure I misspelled it) signs?? and
everyone that worked there wished you a happy Quanzaa?? I would be
willing to bet, you would feel completely EXCLUDED. A store that NEEDS
to have mass appeal to even stay afloat, NEEDS to try to keep ALL it's
customers happy, from all different backgrounds, not just those from a
christian background!!

So, now I pose a question........ All those that are against
businesses using other phrases than "Merry Christmas".... how do you
suggest that these stores keep those Wonderful hard working people,
who just do NOT happen to be christians happy.... OTHER than just
wishing everyone a "Happy Holiday"?????

Perhaps we should all just wear big signs that SAY what Holiday we

Once again, for the second post of the night... WHY do people feel
such a need to HATE????


Are you saying she has a need to hate? by p d Tue November 14, 2006 @ 10:42 PM

I think I would be more than happy to hear it by Daniela E Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:11 AM

I agree with everything by tickytack Wed November 15, 2006 @ 10:15 AM

So, if I wish you Merrry Christmas you will spit in my face ? by Kassie Sat November 18, 2006 @ 4:56 AM
by MommyG4 Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 8:38 PM

will more than likely come from Fred's, Dollar General.

For other family, DONATIONS to charities like St. Jude and March of
Dimes takes the heat off of me.


good charities!--8 year walker for MOD... by Daniela E Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:13 AM

Gifts in general. by MommyG4 Wed November 15, 2006 @ 8:16 PM

Thank you for your donations to the March of Dimes by mary jo Thu November 16, 2006 @ 2:56 PM
by Shani Janz Bell Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 7:10 PM

My purchase of Chanukah gifts for my family will come from stores that
acknowledge that not everyone celebrates Christmas. I'm happy Sears
is acknowledging Christmas also, it makes it easy for me to know what
stores have no respect for my beliefs and therefor will not get a dime
of my hard earned money.


Do you really feel that way? by Daniela E Tue November 14, 2006 @ 7:18 PM

Absolutely! by S JB Tue November 14, 2006 @ 9:49 PM

Do you celebrate President's Day? by Daniela E Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:07 AM

No Animosity at all.... by S JB Wed November 15, 2006 @ 10:49 AM

There is a difference by mary jo Thu November 16, 2006 @ 4:04 PM

How Sad! by Kassie Sat November 18, 2006 @ 5:05 AM

You're Sad by Valued Customer Wed November 29, 2006 @ 7:32 AM

So should all christians wear some special marker? by Daniela E Tue January 23, 2007 @ 9:50 PM

A true Jew?? by T2025 Sat December 23, 2006 @ 10:53 PM

by Nicole F Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 5:48 PM

I work for Sears. At my store, our signs both say "Merry Christmas"
and "Happy Holidays." That way, everyone who celebrates a holiday
coming up is acknowledged. We alternate our signing and have gotten a
lot of positive feedback so far. Just thought I'd pass on the
information since some of you wondered why Sears was just saying
"Merry Christmas." We are saying both to our customers.


thanks for clearing that up n/t by Daniela E Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:14 AM
by Alexandra Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 5:03 PM

I am a Christian and I avoid Xmas like the plague. It's a pagan
holiday, that's why. (No, I'm not a JW.)

I'm perfectly happy to call the latter part of December "winter

If anyone should declare war on Xmas it's Christians. Jeremiah


Thanks! by LadyMac Tue November 14, 2006 @ 5:26 PM

but by Daniela E Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:15 AM

What's a "JW?" n/t by TheNewMrsDragonflygrrl Tue November 14, 2006 @ 5:48 PM

Never mind, I figured it out! :) by TheNewMrsDragonflygrrl Tue November 14, 2006 @ 5:48 PM

A Cheerful Heart is Good Medicine--proverbs 17:22 by Kassie Fri November 17, 2006 @ 12:01 PM

by Nobody Special Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 4:27 PM

I have never understood this "controversy". If I were a devout
Christian, I think I would be offended to have the celebration day of
my religion's Savior turned into nothing more than a sales gimmick.
Also, if you believe Christmas to be a soley religious , albeit
traditional, celebration, then I'm afraid you are in danger of
creating a state religion. Bad idea, that. So please, practice your
faith. Keep your traditions. But don't confuse commerce with
As for the whole "Happy Holidays" thing, Christmas is one day out of
what has turned into a season that includes everything from the day
after Halloween to the day after New Years. When I work in the public,
I say "Happy Holiday" less in an attempt not to offend than attempting
not to get confused - after all when you are hearing Jingle Bells,
Thanksgiving is not what comes first to mind.


by mary jo Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 4:18 PM


You are proud and happy that Sears doesnt discriminate against you and
your beliefs and traditions.

But its ok that you and Sears disciminate against every other belief
and tradition?


Yes by Wolf Tue November 14, 2006 @ 4:25 PM

The point of the sales by Daniela E Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:03 AM
by Alissa S. Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 3:17 PM

For Heaven's sake, whether Sears or any other store uses "Merry
Christmas" in its advertising (and don't be fooled-that's all it is-it
really isn't a statement on the values that Sears' shareholders
espouse) has NOTHING to do with my faith and how I celebrate Christ's
birth. Are so many people that insecure about their relgious beliefs
that it has come to Christians needing store advertising to validate
the holiness of Christmas for us? It is just plain silly as far as I
am concerned.

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?


by Starlight22203 Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:31 PM

So here's the thing about living in America...

You can't say anything without offending someone. If I say Merry
Christmas there is someone who doesn't celebrate it. If I say Happy
Holidays there is someone who doesn't believe in Holidays. You can't
make everyone happy all the time.

Not everyone celebrates Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah,
Kwanzaa, The New Year on January 1st, Birthdays, Easter, Rosh
Hashana... you get the picture... so you go about your life and when
someone wishes you Happy Holidays you politely say "I celebrate
Christmas. Thank you for the good wishes". Or you don't need to say
what holiday you celebrate. If you get offended over something as
simple as a store not using Merry Christmas then you must really have
nothing better to advocate for. Stores should use whatever
terminology the decision makers are comfortable with and adults all
over the US should realize that it isn't personal.

by franese Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:29 PM

I'm not boycotting any store based on whether or not they say Merry
Christmas or Happy Holidays, but as a Jew, I find this whole boycott
of stores that don't say Merry Christmas very offsensive. We're a
country of many religions, and we only be acknowledging one.


(CLAP! CLAP!) by MA Loper Tue November 14, 2006 @ 2:20 PM

by MA Loper Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:13 PM

I'll probably get called snarky too, but you have to keep in mind that
while this might be great for you, it might be offensive to those who
DON'T celebrate Christmas.

While I don't advocate taking PC-ism to the extreme, at this time of
the year especially, it's easy to forget that while most of us are
gearing up for Christmas, many others don't share the celebration of
Christmas as we do and could be made to feel left out or offended.

You clearly don't like your special holidays neglected or glossed
over, so please take that into consideration.

I think it would be better if you could support the store REGARDLESS
of what holiday they are promoting.


by Richard S. Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:06 PM

I am deeply offended by Sears. I am not going to shop there because I
choose to celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanza and New Years. How
dare Sears only choose to recognize one holiday in the holiday
Why are they discrimination against the other holidays :)


by Wolf Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 11:43 AM

What happened to Thanksgiving? Did we all skip a month?


good question by Poor Victim Amanda Wed November 15, 2006 @ 1:23 PM

My husband by Starlight22203 Wed November 15, 2006 @ 2:08 PM

Nichole by Poor Victim Amanda Thu November 16, 2006 @ 9:31 AM

I'll tell him! by Starlight22203 Sun November 19, 2006 @ 11:05 PM

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! by mary jo Thu November 16, 2006 @ 4:11 PM

by Courtney C Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 3:54 AM

Didnt we do this last year? I'm going to start only shopping at stores
that REFUSE to say Merry Christmas, just to balance out the idiocy.


My dad does that! LOL! by Cass Tue November 14, 2006 @ 8:17 AM

So, you'll only Christmas shop at stores that don't say Merry Christmas? by Kassie Sat November 18, 2006 @ 5:11 AM

by SiouxFan Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:11 AM

If something so small as a business using Merry Christmas in their
advertising affects you so much, I feel sorry for you.

by Peregrina Posted Mon November 13, 2006 @ 9:35 PM

:) This is completely snarky of me, I know, but when someone wishes me
a Merry Xmas, I always respond with Happy Solstice. I'll acknowledge
your seasonal celebration as long as you acknowledge mine. :)


Happy Festivus! ;-) n/t by Cass Tue November 14, 2006 @ 8:17 AM

It's for the rest of us! by tickytack Tue November 14, 2006 @ 8:31 AM

Ha! by Moof Wed November 15, 2006 @ 11:33 PM

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