Target Puts the Creep in Retailing

Target Puts the Creep in Retailing

The Washington Post, NBC News and even Drudge Report all bought into Target’s headline fight against “Christmas Creep”. From coast to coast, Target made news by slamming Christmas.

But walk into any Target anywhere in the world and what do you see? Wall to wall Christmas. And it has been up on Target shelves since August.

What gives?

Is Target really fighting Christmas creep? Or are they merely trying to pull a fast one?

It’s worse than that.

They are lying.

The socially sensitive and politically active Target just can’t seem to get it’s message right. “Christmas creep”, to them, evidently means that customers don’t want to see Christmas ads in October.

For two days now Target – and those who haven’t done any homework – are congratulating Target for ‘focusing on Thanksgiving’ – instead of Christmas in late October and early November.

Memo to Target: That’s not what Christmas creep is.

You can’t claim to be a warrior against Christmas creep while displaying nothing but Christmas all over the store.

Target has out the Christmas cards, the lights, the decorations, the clothes and the foods. Christmas is everywhere at Target. Right now. And this makes them ‘focusing more on Thanksgiving’?

I don’t see Thanksgiving sweaters or cards or special Oreos or CDs. There are not Thanksgiving trees, or lights and what passes for décor in Thanksgiving at Target is enough to make a pilgrim throw up.

This same company – Target – famously hijacked Black Friday in 2011 by moving it’s door buster deals to the weekend after Halloween.

Now they expect us to believe they’ve given all that up – for the sake of focusing on Thanksgiving?

Nobody is that stupid, Target.

Here’s what is really going on: Target is waving the white flag of surrender to the big boys in Christmas retailing. They give up.

What they are saying is that you won’t see a Christmas ad or sale from Target until the day after Thanksgiving. With this politically correct move what they’ve done is essence is save millions of dollars from advertising against the likes of Walmart for the first 24 days of November.

It’s called the Nordstrom’s Approach to Christmas Retailing.

Every November Nordstrom’s hangs a snotty sign in their windows declaring, in sanctimonious tones, that they celebrate their holidays one at time and Christmas of any sort won’t appear in their stores until after Thanksgiving is done.

Forget the fact that on every Nordstrom website and catalogue there’s nothing but Christmas galore to be had from August forward.

That’s what Target is doing – waving the moralistic hand on the left while picking your Christmas pocket on the right.

It more than smacks of hypocrisy.

It means that Target thinks everyone is dumb.

It is difficult to fathom the thinking behind such a move. But then again, maybe it’s not.

This is the same company that gave us the Christmas credit card breach to millions of people, who turned transgender bathrooms into a debate that only pedophiles shop at Target, and who kicked bell ringing Santas from its doorsteps.

Target sure has a lot of faith in their signage. They entered the gun control debate with a sign that they are sure will stop conceal carry patrons from entering their stores.

And don’t forget, if an item or a brand that bears a Confederate flag in their logo or designs – it cannot be sold at Target.

When it comes to social statements we’d rather just see Target shut up. They just can’t get their crap together.

Christmas Creep isn’t a thing. We’ve been saying it for years.

But since Target insists that it is a thing we think they should put their money where their mouth is: box up every damn Christmas product in that store and don’t bring it out until Thanksgiving is over.

Until you do that, you’re liars, hypocrites and thieves – to everyone.

You Label Yourself Each Time You Say Merry Christmas

You Label Yourself Each Time You Say Merry Christmas

Like it or not, Christmas can no longer be separated from politics.

From Sarah Palin to Bill O’Reilly, the warriors have been famous and prolific. But for years any fan of Christmas could rise above the political din. You could “agree” with controversial public figures who embrace Christmas without being really associated with them.

Now comes President Donald Trump.

He is brash, his mouth knows no limit, he tweets incessantly, and he is quickly becoming known as the Great Divider. Oh, and he loves Christmas.

This is the change in the war on Christmas we have warned you about.

Before, you could say “Merry Christmas” and people would just call it your belief — your personal brand of celebration. No harm, no foul.

But, thanks to Donald Trump and the polarized divisions politically in the world if you agree with him on anything you will bear his brand — no matter how it is perceived.

We’ve heard about it already.

Our website is simply titled, “Defend Christmas”.

We’re not about politics.

Yet, since the election of Donald Trump we have seen a huge rush of lawsuits thrown our way. Threats, too.

What’s changed?

Donald Trump.

We don’t endorse Trump. And if you must know, NO, I didn’t vote for the guy (and I would never vote for HER, just to be guilty of full disclosure here).

But that doesn’t matter because our job here is to DEFEND CHRISTMAS.

But it has changed now.

If you are a Christmas defender be prepared for what now comes with it. It is an all new level of anti-Christmas vitriol because it is now, more than ever, a political statement. If you defend Christmas, if you say Merry Christmas, if you celebrate the traditional American Christmas you are going to be labeled as Pro-Trump.

That will make you as big a blowhard, as big a bigot, as big a nightmare as President Donald Trump.

Officially, we say, take it.

Defending Christmas is, in the end, even bigger than The Donald.

But we don’t appreciate it. Bearing what we bear simply because we defend Christmas is bad enough. But now to bear the label of Donald Trump our jobs just became a lot more difficult.

Who in the Media Will Be the First to Complain About Christmas Creep

Who in the Media Will Be the First to Complain About Christmas Creep

It’s that lovely time of year again. Christmas in July is over. The media has spent its orgasmic energy praising Amazon for holding a sidewalk sale. And there’s nothing yet to complain about.

Until they notice the Christmas stuff at Hobby Lobby. Then the bombs will drop and we’ll start hearing the first complaints of Christmas Creep.

Oddly enough, those complaints will last ALL the way until Thanksgiving.

So who will be the first to say it? The LA Times? TMZ? Time.com? Forbes?

They have all complained about Christmas-when-they-don’t-like-it-before. And they are just itching with Trump in the White House for this rumble to get started.

But so far everyone has held their fire. In fact, it has been eerily quiet on the Christmas war front. We cannot say that we expected that.

But we have no doubt it will happen soon. After all, Mariah Carey is already trying to sell her 25 year old record again.

And Chaz the Spaz has already announced his Satanic-Trump-Weenie Pole for the Florida Statehouse again.

They’re all primed and ready to explode. All they need is a trigger.

Wonder where it will happen?

Trumps Says 8 Words, Media Freaks About Christmas in July

Trumps Says 8 Words, Media Freaks About Christmas in July

All the President said was “We’re going to start saying Merry Christmas again”. Eight little words.

And the media went crazy.

US News said: “The “Christmas” remark echoes the “war on Christmas” rhetoric of some conservatives who contend political correctness has run amok.”

The Washington Post says, “The war on Christmas came early this year.”

The Ring of Fire Network (whatever that is) said, “While most of the country suffers through the sweltering heat of summer, made worse by global warming, President Donald Trump is busy looking forward to the cooler temperatures of winter and the politicizing of Christmas that is sure to come.”

The Huffington Post was best of all. They accused the President with this screaming headline: Trump Launches War on Christmas in July

Patheos — of all places — boldly says “The War on Christmas starts earlier and earlier every year.”

This, of course, is all hilarious. We tried to tell you what a beautiful thing Donald Trump would be to the ever-entertaining “War on Christmas”. Let the chaos reign.

What is the media really saying here?

Let us work this out for you.

They are saying the War on Christmas is back. They will go ape-crap crazy with it this year because they can say now, “Trump started it!”.

The media hates, hates, hates, hates Christmas. They always have. And President Donald Trump is just too delicious a target for them.

The entertaining thing here is that Trump thinks he’s got the media’s number of this — and the media thinks the world agrees with them on Christmas.

News flash, morons: The War on Christmas ended long ago and Christmas won. Christmas always wins.

But this year there will be war anyway.

And we’re digging it.

Elf Trouble in Boston Schools

Elf Trouble in Boston Schools

Such a sad tale of woe. A Boston-area parent, Deborah Seri, logged a complaint with the Superintendent of schools in Milford, Massachusetts because her daughter was exposed to an Elf on the Shelf in her classroom.

“My daughter was the only one in the class who didn’t celebrate Christmas,” Seri said. “It made her feel awkward; it made her feel like she was the only one.”

So the school board responded by promising to take a look at district policy regarding Christmas decorations, symbols, and displays in public schools.

This comes only after having changed the policy just last summer. Among the new restrictions: Religious symbols or displays were not permitted in public spaces, in spaces visible from the outside of the school, or on teacher-generated materials, except those related to curriculum on religion or culture.

That Elf on the Shelf, you know, is such a world-wide religious symbol.

Now they are going at it again this summer. And nobody, it seems, is happy.

Gee, we wonder why.

Last Christmas, staff in the school district was paranoid about what they could and could not do during the holidays. Cafeteria workers at a high school circulated a petition in December to fight for holiday decorations in the cafeteria — annual decorations that were now prohibited. So many people complained, in fact, that the school board promised to take up the policy again this summer.

The district has come up with an even more restrictive policy proposal this time around.

Committee member Scott Harrison said during the May meeting that Milford is a town of religious diversity and that a policy like the one facing approval is not inclusive of minority religions, but rather exclusive of all religions.

“This seems to be a solution in search of a problem. I understand that there has been, at least to my knowledge, a complaint that has come through, and I get that and we want to be respectful,” he said. “This seems to have a lot of exclusionary language that goes along with it.”

The policy, Harrison said, is too open to interpretation about what constitutes a religious symbol or religious holiday.

In other words, all anyone has to do is claim that ANY symbol favors a certain religion — and all hell will break loose. Even though the Supreme Court has said time and time again that Santa, snowmen, Christmas trees and other such iconic elements of Christmas are, in fact, secular the new policy in Milford would make anything — the color RED — an offense.

People on both sides of the argument do agree — this policy would effectively ban Santa Claus.

And that would push Milford to the forefront of the War on Christmas in 2017.

Someone would take that to court.

And Milford would lose in court.

Watch how fast things change once the threat of lawsuits and money gets involved.

Then you’ll see real principled action.

It happens every time.