I posted recently on the American Family Association's action alert calling for a boycott of GAP stores because of their very limited use of the word Christmas in seasonal advertising.
Now GAP stores have created an in-your-face ad that does include the word Christmas and the AFA (unhappy with how GAP is using the word) is asking if the boycott should be halted - or not.
Here are the lyrics in the GAP ad in the video above:
Two, four, six, eight, 'tis the time to liberateI'd be happy if all retailers refrained from using religious vocabulary (of any stripe) for promotional and commercial purposes. (But you gotta love the choreography in the ad!)
Go Christmas, Go Hanukkah, Go Kwanza, Go Solstice.
Go classic tree, go plastic tree,
go plant a tree, go without a tree,
You 86 the rules, you do what just feels right.
Happy do-whatever-you-wanukkah, and to all a cheery night.
I shop in a store for big and tall men and a few years ago, just before Christmas, I noticed that there were no Christmas decorations in the store. I asked a salesperson about and she said it was "on orders from corporate." She was Jewish and knew that I was a Catholic priest - an interesting conversation followed since she wanted the Christmas decorations back and I was pleased by their absence!