Thursday, November 07, 2013
We all know what that means:
THE WAR AGAINST CHRISTMAS IS HERE!
Via James McGrath comes this hilarious post by Hemant Mehta about Liberty Counsel's annual list of businesses that have been naughty by not saying "Christmas" often enough on their website (hint: 14 times is not enough!).
However, a funny one that Hemant overlooked was the entry for Home Depot:
"Christmas" page that redirects to Decor-Holiday-Decorations. Home Deport is both "Naughty" and "Nice" in that the company uses the colors, sights and symbols of "Christmas" to attract 70% – 78% of the American population who self-identify as "Christians" (Rassmusen Polls) but simultaneously offends that same majority population by repeatedly using the word holiday in large bold letters.I didn't know that Christmas wasn't a holiday.
* I actually get more paid time off work for Thanksgiving than Christmas.
What they seem to miss was that (at least by their own account) Home Depot was not saying "the Holidays" but were, if anything, calling Christmas "a Holiday" (singular).