Walgreens Marginalizes Christmas, CVS Downright Hates It

By Rob Christopher in Miscellaneous on Dec 13, 2010 9:40PM

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photo by M. Sauter
Yes, you read that headline correctly. Despite aisles and aisles of lights, ornaments, candy, artificial trees, wrapping paper, brownie gift sets, and plastic hot cocoa mugs in all their stores, according to the American Family Association, Walgreens is guilty of marginalizing Christmas. That is, Walgreens "refers to Christmas infrequently, or in a single advertising medium, but not in others." But shame on CVS (who, truth be told, we've always kinda hated, since they strangle people). That drugstore gets slammed altogether. "Company may use 'Christmas' sparingly in a single or unique product description, but as a company, does not recognize it," concludes the AFA.

Bah humbug! Also on the "naughty" list are other Christmas-censors such as Banana Republic, the Gap, Victoria's Secret, and Office Depot. So don't you dare spend your hard-earned yuletide dollars at any of those Baby-Jesus-hating businesses. And if you see any other Christmas-unfriendly retailers out there, send your detailed report to the AFA, who will update their list accordingly. Possible candidate: Threadless, who uses only words like "holiday" and "gifts" on their website. Those heathen hipsters.