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Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

It's nice to see a little bit of Christmas in advertising

Conservatives, Holidays, Religion

Have you noticed? Some stores are actually using the word, CHRISTMAS, in their advertising this year. It is nice to see. After all, Christmas is the reason people go out in the cold, spend money they don't have, and brave the crowds!

Our family pretty much gave up exchanging gifts some years ago. Outside of gifts for my son (we're not total Grinches), it is pretty much "teensies" for the rest of the family. I realized I am still short a few teensies, so out to the stores I must go today.

Which ones? The ones that advertise they are celebrating Christmas! I'm hoping Target or Kohl's will have what I need since  both stores are using the word Christmas.  

Some stores make a point of ignoring Christmas in their advertising and displays or go to ridiculous lengths to avoid it. Last year, I think it was Lowe's called their Christmas trees "Family" trees!

The American Family Association has been following this issue for years now. They recently reported a new victory with Costco stores. Costco had ignored Christmas in their stores, websites and emails, but "One unnamed store manager said, 'The company has received so many e-mails and complaints that they are changing all their holiday cakes to say Merry Christmas and will be saying it in the stores.' " 

So you see, your input does matter! If you want to check out which stores celebrate Christmas and which don't, check out their  Naughty and Nice” list.

If this issue is important to you, please let the stores know. I'm emailing Kohl's ( and Target to thank them for recognizing the importance of including Christmas in their advertising. Even though we don't have Costco stores in our area, you may wish to contact them too to say thanks.

Don't be afraid to say it: Merry Christmas! 


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