Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December Is Here, So Who Is Naughty And Who Is Nice?

Time to think before you shop. Look at your flyers and see which stores are Christmas friendly and which ones are not.

Funny, I just saw a commercial from Zellers, they are Santa friendly, but no mention of Christmas, only "holiday". What "holiday" would that be??? Tooth fairy "holiday", Santa "holiday", Holiday tree "holiday"? I'm mystified. Is it a "holiday" Holiday? Start to make these anti-Christmas stores feel the pain, of no "holiday" purchases.

Let's call it the German 'Holiday' Village

 It's that season again, which means that for the third year in a row, the German Christmas Village has set up a cozy collection of wooden booths and tree vendors in Dilworth Plaza on the west side of City Hall.
But a few shoppers noticed something amiss yesterday on the tall metal archways signaling the entrances to the shops. The archways had just one word on top - "Village."
Sounds festive, eh?
It turns out that the letters spelling "Christmas" were removed yesterday afternoon from the archways on the north and west sides of the plaza, at the request of Managing Director Richard Negrin. They will be replaced with the word "Holiday."
I found a list of American stores, many of them are here in Canada:

Stores Who Support Christmas vs Those who Do Not

 Here are some Christmas friendly Canadian stores:

Canadian Tire:

Very interesting comments on Christmas as opposed to Holiday.


"The Holiday season is a time when people have a desire to make a difference in the lives of those in need," says Dene Rogers, president and CEO, Sears Canada Inc. "Our charity bear is one of those purchases that will bring comfort and joy to gift-givers and receivers alike, providing the opportunity for Sears customers to give to charity while fulfilling a gift for someone on their Christmas shopping list."
The Sears CEO could have been stronger in his message by saying The Christmas season, instead of the Holiday season, but I will give him points for actually using Christmas shopping list. 
Look at your ads and alert all of us in the comments as to who is naughty and who is nice. My Christmas dollars are going to be spent in Christmas friendly stores.


Southern Quebec said...

Which Apostle was Santa? Or was he one of the Wise Men? I can never remember...

If you base your religious belief on your WalMart flyer, I think you got problems.

West Coast Teddi said...

Tim Hortons is a "holiday" company. I could only find 4 small references to "Christmas" on their web site.

Actually EsQue it was Rudy's red nose that lead the 3 wisemen to Jesus, so you gotta ask "who was drivin the slay eh?”

MariaS said...

Besides Canadian Tire, here in Toronto, I couldn't find a single flyer smart enough to spell the long word C H R I S T M A S.

If they can't spell Christmas, then it stands to reason they are not smart enough to keep stuff on their shelves that's smart enough for our dollars.

Brian Busby said...

"What 'holiday' could it be?" you ask. Well, let's see... might it be Christmas? Or could it be Hanukkah? Or could it be that the fine folks at Zellers are directing their advertising toward both Christians and Jews.

Not quite sundown here, but I'd like to wish everyone a happy Hanukkah.

Southern Quebec said...

More latkes Brian!

I'm spending Hannukah in Santa Monica,
Wearing sandals, lighting candles by the sea.
I spent Shavu'ot in East Saint Louis,
A charming spot, but clearly not the spot for me.

Those eastern winters, I can't endure 'em,
So every year I pack my gear and come out here til Purim.
Rosh Hashana I spend in Arizona,
And Yom Kippur way down in Mississipper.

But in December there's just one place for me.
Amid the California flora I'll be lighting my menorah.
Like a baby in its cradle I'll be playing with my dreidel.
Here's to Judas Macabeus, boy if he could only see us,
Spending Hannukah, in Santa Monica, by the Sea!
Santa Monica, by the Sea!

Eskimo said...

Happy Kwanza everyone!

Now THAT'S a FAKE holiday!

hunter said...

HA, good one Eskimo!

I see SQ is a typical Liberal elitist, living it up in the States while us peons work and pay taxes.

SQ maybe you should stay in the US, although I am confused about how lefties hate the US but somehow feel it's okay to escape our harsh winters and live there for months. SQ is actually crowing about her elitist ability to vacation in the US. She doesn't even realize how it looks to the rest of us who are unable to travel anywhere.

Hey SQ go to Haiti, they need help and you appear to have money and time.

Southern Quebec said...

Hunter, Hunter, Hunter...
That is a famous song by Tom Lehrer... *sigh*

I would never, ever spend my winters in America, I am a good tax paying Canadian!

Eskimo said...

It's been said that Kwanzaa is really a holiday for white liberals, not blacks.

It's as phoney as man-made global warming!