Tim Drake of St Joseph, MN, Senior Writer for the National Catholic Register, reports that Christmas is making a comeback in retail store advertising and behavior.
Shoppers are hearing something different in stores this year — “Merry Christmas.”
Christmas shoppers may be hearing something odd this year — clerks and cashiers wishing them a “Merry Christmas.”
Mega-retailer Wal-Mart has announced it will be using the word “Christmas” in its marketing efforts this year.
The decision bucks a trend in recent years to avoid saying “Merry Christmas” out of concern that someone in this multicultural society might be offended.
But there may be a counter-trend afoot. Macy’s, Target, Sears, Kohl’s and TJX Companies — which owns T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, A.J. Wright, and Bob’s Stores — are once again recognizing “Christmas” as part of the “holidays.” [...snip] Nat'l Catholic Register