Friday, December 5, 2008

An interesting message from Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family Action’s 2008 Christmas-Friendly Shopping Guide

How leading retailers’ messages rate

Last updated: 12/2/08
We welcome your use of these ratings in your shopping decisions. As an additional way to help you communicate with the retailers we evaluated, we are providing the convenience of a petition which you can sign by visiting
Retailers will be presented with petitions — thanking those that embrace "Christmas," and alerting those that have purged or marginalized "Christmas" that you object to the secularization of Christmas. We hope you will "stand for Christmas" with us and encourage the continued acknowledgement of this historic Christian observance in our culture.

"Christmas-friendly" retailers — prominent acknowledgment of "Christmas"
Pro Shops*
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Best Buy
Circuit City
Eddie Bauer
Lands' End
Linens 'n Things
Neiman Marcus
Pier 1 Imports
The Home Depot
Toys "R" Us

"Christmas-negligent" retailers — marginalized use of "Christmas"
Barnes & Noble
Dick's Sporting Goods
KB Toys

"Christmas-offensive" retailers — apparent abandonment of "Christmas"
American Eagle
Banana Republic
Lane Bryant
Old Navy

* National retailers that recently learned of our campaign and contacted us to display their support for Christmas.
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Trish said...

Hmmm, interesting.

I actually thought that Target was turning from "Christmas" too.
A friend of mine was in there recently looking for a Nativity set and she said they did not have a single one. Not even a place on the shelves for one.

Rebecca Jo said...

Dang it... I love Old Navy too... that makes me sad!

kalea_kane said...

Thank you for sharing this!

Debby said...

I'm glad you found me! I've added your blog to my list. We seem to have more than a few things in common...starting with our love for the Lord, grandchildren, and Disneyland! And in that order! I'm looking forward to reading your blog.

Debby said...

Oh, and I should have added knitting to that list!
Thank you for printing out the Christmas friendly stores. We just went to Kohls this morning and I feel better about it!

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

yes, I agree with Trish. I was going to say the same thing. Tarjay has been said in the past to give $$ to NARAL.

Gramma 2 Many said...

Good to know Karin, I will check with my local Target and see what they have as far as Christmas goes.


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