Wal-Mart anti-Christmas?

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by hertig, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

    Wal-Mart, the RVer's friend (at least in those cities which allow it :) ) seems to have decided that Christmas is too insulting to support any longer. I heard a rumor that this year Sam's Club would only carry 'holiday' merchandise, and a call to Wal-Mart seems to confirm this for both Sam's and Wal-Mart.

    I find it unfortuate, but understandable, that a handful of what seem to be vocal loonies can wreck things for the silent majority. I am into big Christmas light displays, and will find it difficult to increase my supplies if Wal-Mart is no longer an option. However, unless I can find a valid reason why Christmas merchandise is a bad thing, I can no longer shop at Wal-Mart (even if they happen to have 'holiday' lights which are indistiguishable from Christmas lights).

    If you find this decision disturbing, you may want to cease being silent and notify Wal-Mart that this decision was unwise, and will cost them some or all of your business as you feel appropriate.

    Of course, if you do find the concept of Christmas merchandise 'offensive', I'd love to find out why.
     
  2. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: Wal-Mart anti-Christmas?

    I find the whole commercial aspect of that time of year 'offensive'.

    I also find all of the so-called 'days of recognition' like Mother's Day and Father's Day equally 'offensive', but not because we shouldn't honor our parents. (We should do that every moment of every day, anyway.)

    All of these SPECIAL TIMES AND DAYS have become so commercial that I don't care whether WalMart sells anything at all.

    We celebrate these days as they SHOULD be celebrated.
     
  3. onthecoach

    onthecoach Senior Member

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    Well...as a Jewish RVer (and there are about 300 of us out here on the road!!) I am offended that Wal-Mart does not carry any Chanuka decorations! I also agree with Texas above, that ALL of the holidays are now WAY TOO commercial!!! To start having Halloween stuff in the stores on Labor Day, and Thanksgiving stuff in the store BEFORE Halloween is CRAZY!!! And the Christmas stuff seems to be out ALL YEAR LONG!!!

    How about a break for those of us who celebrate different holidays??? Why can't the retailers (all of them) excercise a modicum of restraint, dignity and class?!!?!?
     
  4. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

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    I agree that everything has gone too commercial.

    Last year Target decided to have "Holiday" items and I did not shop there. I guess I won't shop Wally World this year. All this "policical correctness" is rediculious. (guess I spelled that correct)
     
  5. 2SAM

    2SAM New Member

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    Guess we won't be Christmas Caroling at yore places then this year, huh ya'll? Bah Humbug!!!!!! LOL
    PS I saw Chanuka decor. at our WW, Blue & Gold...correct??? and we're not Jews.... and saw those dradel thingys too, like little tops ya spin,????
     
  6. ARCHER

    ARCHER Senior Member

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    I think the world has forgotten what Christmas is really suppose to celebrate. Maybe that is why there is so much turmoil in the world today. Imagine what it would be like if we did not do the gift thing and only got on our knees and prayed that day.
     
  7. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    I also think holidays are to commercial but if you don't like what we do here get out. Most don't remember what the true meaning of Christmas is anymore. Tired of all this political correctness. Think this country was founded on religion and believing in God. Bet no one has a problem with getting that dollar with IN GOD WE TRUST on it. Young men, women, dads, mothers are dying at this minute for our freedom and I think freedom will be our downfall because we let the minority rule. I'll still decorate my house or MH whichever we may be at come CHRISTMAS TIME. Will still exchange gifts (small) at CHRISTMAS. Think there were some gifts given a long time ago. This is one time I don't care if I steped on some toes. My soapbox can get pretty big when it comes to our American way of life. No not perfect but there is none better here on this earth. We had a judge thrown out because he had a monument with the ten commandments in his building. He ran for governor and lost and this shows me how far we have moved DOWN toward you know where. We need moral and honer back in our political system. Get the Jane fondas out. Throw those in jails that burn Old Glory. Honer and respect our soldiers and quit fighting political correct wars. Givem **** and go Isreal. Feel better now MERRY CHRISTMAS
     
  8. turnipbwc

    turnipbwc New Member

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    Texas Clodhopper,
    I thought I was the only one who didn't like holidays. Now I see I have a friend. Hats off to you and everyone who is fed up with the holiday garbage. The only good thing about Christmas is the religon part of it. Heck, Halloween is bigger than Christmas and Easter. What's happened to this world? :disapprove:
     
  9. ARCHER

    ARCHER Senior Member

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    Chelse, well said and I applaud you. I didn't want to get into all of it, because the majority don't care about it anymore anyway.
    BTH, we will be staying at the PELHAM KOA on the way to Florida in Oct. Should be there by noon on the 29th of Oct. Hope we can have coffee that day. We decided to leave a day early and only drive less than 300 miles per day.....must be getting old. :) ;)
     
  10. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: Wal-Mart anti-Christmas?

    Turnip42, I'm proud to say also that while my parents were alive that I DID call and talk to them on all of those commercially produced 'holidays', but I called them almost all the time anyway. And took care of them.

    Hertig, I've been the maverick in our family, because I've spoken out just like you did here. I used to tell them all, "Stop this madness where you have to give more and bigger gifts every year and on more 'special' days!" I have one family that has to rent storage space after the season just to keep the 'old' stuff, and they live on credit cards the rest of the year.

    Our 'holidays' are conditioning us to be led around like a bunch of lemmings headed for a cliff. Whatever your faith, I think you should take back control and get out of the commercial rut being thrust at you. That doesn't mean that I don't celebrate our seasons in a traditional way, I just keep control and try to remember the 'reason for the season.'
     
  11. deniloo

    deniloo New Member

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    While I agree wholeheartedly that the commercialism has taken over, I don't think not shopping at one store is going to change anything. I wish we could send Chelse and that soap box to the lawn of the White House and make someoneREALLY listen to the majority. We want GOD in our schools and in our government. That is what made America and the lose of it is what is going to break America. Merry Christmas to all!
     
  12. dennis1949

    dennis1949 Senior Member

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    What is bad is here in Decatur Alabama we have some stores who have already decorated for Christmas
     
  13. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

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    The problem is the political left has put PC pressure on all the STORES to call it Holiday decorations/gifts instead of Christmas decorations and gifts. What do we do, boycott all of the stores. Personally I still like the lower prices Wal-Mart has continued to have over the years. Thank God for Wally World. It has saved me thousands over the years so I guess I can overlook their PC. I really mean thousands$$$$$$$. At Christmas time I will shop at the stores that still call it Christmas if I can afford to. The rest of the year Wal-Mart will be my savior in retirement. Does anyone have a good e-mail address/link that we can express our displeasure direct to Wal-Mart?
    : :evil:
     
  14. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

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    The statements that the holdays are way too commercialized are right on. There is nothing we can do about that, but celebrate the holidays in our own ways. But allowing the stores to bend to the pressure of a few will just increase the rate of slide downwards (and we are nearly in free fall already...). This we can attempt to battle, by showing the stores that bend that the majority can outspend the minority (and be more pleasant, to boot :). So I choose to boycott those companies who bow to minority pressure. Useless? Maybe, maybe not, but in any case, it is what I can do.

    After the 'holiday' season is over, certainly this stance can be re-evaluated. A crummy 'holiday' season may encourage less 'political correctness' next year.

    As for the contact information for Wal-Mart, go here: http://www.afa.net/Petitions/IssueDetail.asp?id=208
    That will send an email to Doug McMillon (president of Sam's Club). At the bottom of this page (reproduced below) is the contact information for Rob Walton. You can also call 1-800-WalMart.

    Rob Walton, Chairman
    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    702 Southwest 8th Street
    Bentonville, AR 72716
    Primary Phone: 1-800-925-6278
    Fax: 479-277-2473
    E-Mail: Rob Walton (letters@wal-mart.com), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
     
  15. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

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    hertig, thanks for the e-mail addresses. I sent 2 e-mails tonight. I might add that is pretty good for a Jack Mormon. Chritsmas is Christmas. All this PC crap is pure crap.
     
  16. SnowbirdInFlight

    SnowbirdInFlight Senior Member

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    Well said Chelse! ITA with everything you said. *snaps fingers* "You go man!" :laugh:
     
  17. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Wal-Mart anti-Christmas?

    I sent my letter, thanks for the e-mail address.
     
  18. deniloo

    deniloo New Member

    RE: Wal-Mart anti-Christmas?

    I bet that inbox is smokin' tonight! My letters are sent too!:)
     
  19. deniloo

    deniloo New Member

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    Also sent the page out in my email.....might not help but made me feel better!
     
  20. stacey'stitan

    stacey'stitan New Member

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    Wow! What a subject!! You know, JESUS is the REASON for the season, GOD is the reason for ALL. Without HIM, nobody would be around to argue about whether HE's real or not! The :evil: sure has done a number on an awful lot of the world, and the retail business is his playground. Thank goodness GOD will win in the end no matter what!
     

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