Let’s Take Back CHRISTmas!

17 11 2009

AFA (American Family Assn.) is calling for a “Christmas” boycott of Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic stores.

Why Boycott?

Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic, the three stores owned by San Francisco-based Gap Inc., are being targeted by AFA in a limited two-month boycott over the company’s failure to use the word “Christmas” in its advertising to Christmas shoppers.

Gap has refused to use the word Christmas in its television commercials, newspaper ads and in-store promotions despite tens of thousands of consumer requests to recognize Christmas as well as repeated requests from AFA to do the same.

Just one week before Christmas last year, Gap reiterated this politically correct statement to Christmas shoppers. “Gap recognizes that many traditions are celebrated throughout this season and we feel it is important to display holiday signage that is inclusive to everyone.”

Companies FOR “Christmas”
updated 11-10-09

Amazon.com
Bass Pro Shops
Bath & Body Works
Bed Bath & Beyond
Belk
Big Lots
Collective Brands
Costco
Dollar Tree
Family Dollar
Dollar General
Hallmark
Hobby Lobby
Home Depot
JC Penney
Kmart
Lowe’s
Macy’s
Meijer
Menard’s
Michael’s Stores
Neiman Marcus
Petsmart
Rite Aid
Sears
Super D Drug Stores
Target
Toys R Us
Walgreens
Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club

Companies marginalizing “Christmas”

updated 11-10-09

Best Buy
Hy-Vee Stores
Kohl’s
QVC
Safeway

Companies against “Christmas”
updated 11-10-09

Advance Auto Parts
Aldi
Barnes & Noble
Books-A-Million
Braum’s Ice Cream
CVS Pharmacy
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Gap Stores
Harris Teeter Stores
H.E.B. Stores
Home Shopping Network
Kroger
Limited Brands
McDonald’s
Nordstrom
Office Depot
Olive Garden
Outback Steakhouse
Publix
Radio Shack
Staples
SUPERVALU
Victoria’s Secret

Want to report a company?  Send your detailed report to christmas@afa.net.  Note: AFA does not list local or regional companies.  Only nationally-recognized companies will be listed.

~Submitted by Eowyn

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8 01 2010
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