Thursday, December 02, 2004

The Political Correctism Run Amok Files: Using "Christmas" Cancelled In Certain Famous Stores

On his television broadcast last evening, Fox's Bill O'Reilly was telling his audience how both Macy's and Bloomingdales have changed their policies regarding the use of "Christmas". In the past, both emporiums would use "Merry Christmas" in their advertising and store decoration themes. Employees were encouraged to give this greeting throughout the stores.

Details are somewhat sketchy, but according to O'Reilly both stores have directed that their employees, advertising, and store decoration schemes use the generic phrase "Happy Holidays."

In a statement read on-air by O'Reilly, Federated Department Stores, Inc. (the conglomerate that owns Macy's and Bloomingdales) indicated that the change had been made to better reflect the "multicultural aspect of the period."

Here at the 'Wonks, we think the banning of "Merry Christmas" from the enterprise that helped popularize both Santa Clause and Christmas parades is just plain silly.