Support Companies Unafraid To Call This Holiday By Its Name: Christmas

I admit it.  I’m one of those “old-fashioned” people who call this holiday by it’s actual name: Christmas.  I’m no fan of “Happy Holidays” since the holiday has a name: Christmas.

We would never dream of calling Valentine’s Day by some other name.  We wouldn’t dare call Remembrance Day by some pathetic misnomer, yet for some reason it’s okay to rename Christmas even as radio stations across the nation blanket us “Holiday” Carols.  It’s bizarre and hypocritical.

This year I’ve taken up a new plan for dealing with this issue.

It’s very simple. I vote with my dollars.

If a store cannot put the name “Christmas” in their “holiday” advertising then I will not do business with them.

There are many business who suffer from this politically-correct disease and not one of them will see a penny of my money this Christmas shopping season.

Those who are unafraid and unashamed to say Christmas will see more of my Christmas spending money.

A short list of those companies who are ashamed of Christmas include: Barnes & Noble, Office Depot, Staples, Pet Smart, Super Value and The Source.  These companies made a choice to hide Christmas from their “holiday” advertising.

That choice has a financial consequence, even if it’s only from me.

Those companies who embrace Christmas will be rewarded with my money.  Canadian Tire, Home Depot, WalMart, Toys R Us and Sears will receive my business this Christmas shopping season.

Canadian Tire Christmas

I hope you will join me this year and in the years to come in boycotting those businesses who are too ashamed to utter the name of the holiday:


Maybe then some common sense will return to the Christmas season.

For a more complete list of companies unafraid to call Christmas “Christmas”, please see below:

  • AFA Online Store
  • Belk
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Lowe’s
  • Sears
  • Wal-Mart
  • Ace Hardware
  • Banana Republic
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Big Lots
  • Books-A-Million
  • Cabela’s
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Dillards
  • Dollar General
  • Gap, Inc.
  • H.E.B. Stores
  • Hallmark
  • Hancock Fabrics
  • Harris Teeter Stores
  • Home Depot
  • Hy-Vee Stores
  • JCPenney
  • JoAnn Fabrics
  • Kmart
  • Kohl’s
  • Kroger
  • L.L. Bean
  • Macy’s
  • Marshalls
  • Meijer
  • Menard’s
  • Michael’s Stores
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Old Navy
  • Pier One Imports
  • Publix
  • Rite Aid
  • Sam’s Club
  • Scheels Sporting Goods
  • Super D Drug
  • Target
  • TJ Maxx
  • Toys R Us

** Should I have missed a company who is proud to call the Christmas what it is, then please let me know and I will add them.


The following companies are too ashamed to call it “Christmas” and therefore won’t see a dime from me.  Hopefully they won’t see a dime from you either.  :)


  • Barnes & Noble
  • Family Dollar
  • Foot Locker
  • Limited Brands
  • Maurice’s
  • Office Depot
  • Office Max
  • Pet Smart
  • Staples
  • Supervalu
  • Victoria’s Secret


1 thought on “Support Companies Unafraid To Call This Holiday By Its Name: Christmas

  1. I agree,and I think Christmas is a scam that has gone from a yearly formal meal together by families to a holiday spend extravaganza that sees people use credit when they cannot afford the presents they purchase,

    I prefer to give $$$ and let the recipients buy what they want after Christmas when prices go down by fifty percent.

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