Friday, November 10, 2006

Best Buy Bans Use of Merry Christmas In Advertising

Where will you be shopping this holiday season? I, for one, won't be doing any shopping at Best Buy. We get this kind of bunk every year:

Dean's World - More On Target & Christmas
Walgreens Says "Next Year Will Be Different"
Lowe's Drops "Holiday Trees" Label
Target Getting the Message - Stock Drops 7%
fwd: Target Continues Ban on Salvation Army, Adds Sex Toy Products

It may seem petty to complain about it, but I think it's more petty for the nation's largest retailers to be so opposed to actually remembering what this season was originally about. There may be many holidays observed in the month of December today, but it was originally all about Christmas. I don't intend to forget that, and I don't intend to patronize retailers who want to forget it.


Donald E. Wildmon
Founder and Chairman

November 10, 2006

Best Buy Bans Use of Merry Christmas In Advertising

Dear Friend,

Best Buy has announced they will be using "Happy Holidays" this coming Christmas shopping season, and they will not be using "Merry Christmas."

Dawn Bryant, a spokeswoman at Best Buy Co. Inc., says their advertising will not be using the term "Merry Christmas." "We are going to continue to use the term holiday because there are several holidays throughout that time period, and we certainly need to be respectful of all of them," Bryant said. Click here for reference article.

While many other retailers have decided to return to the traditional "Merry Christmas", Best Buy will not be among them. Best Buy considers the use of "Merry Christmas" to be disrespectful.

But while Best Buy, the largest consumer electronics company in the nation, will not be mentioning Christmas, they sure do want the shopping dollars from those who remember the Reason for the season.

Take Action

  • Send an e-mail to Best Buy telling them of your disappointment at their decision to ban Christmas in their advertising. (You may receive an auto-reply. If so, that is ok. Don’t worry about it, your e-mail has been received.)
  • Forward this to your friends and family so they can learn of Best Buy's decision.

Send your e-mail to Best Buy

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