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Target and Walgreens among companies on Liberty Counsel Christmas ‘naughty’ list

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Target and Walgreens among companies on Liberty Counsel Christmas ‘naughty’ list

Elizabeth Faddis November 24, 10:33 AMNovember 24, 10:34 AM

Target and Walgreens are among the companies that have found themselves on the Christmas “naughty” list from Liberty Counsel this year.

Liberty Counsel, a Florida religious nonprofit legal group, released its “naughty or nice” list for the Christmas season. Target and Walgreens are among the throng of 13 companies, including J. Crew Outfitters, Barnes & Noble, and TJ Maxx, that made the group’s “naughty” side of the list.

“This large store has surprisingly few mentions of ‘Christmas’ but has references to ‘pack your season full of merry,'” the group said of Target while explaining that Walgreens made the list because it refers to “Christmas” only once on its website, instead using the term “holiday” more often.

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Other companies such as Barnes & Noble, Gap, and Dick’s Sporting Goods made the naughty list because they either place “little acknowledgment on the Christmas season” or use “no references” to the term “Christmas,” the company said.

Companies on the “nice” side of the list are Bath & Body Works, Belk, Best Buy, Hobby Lobby, Kmart, Kohl’s, and Walmart.

Walmart, which had previously been on the “naughty” side after forbidding employees from using the greeting “Merry Christmas” to shoppers, has since moved to the “nice” list for “completely embracing the Christmas season,” according to a Friday statement from the nonprofit group.

Liberty Counsel first began tracking which companies were either silencing or celebrating Christmas in 2003.

“Each year, we begin with the prior year’s list and then modify it as the Christmas season progresses,” Mathew Staver, the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, told the Christian Post. “Consumers are encouraged to communicate with the retailers their matters of concern of compliments.”

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Staver said the Christmas season is about celebrating the “miraculous birth of Jesus Christ” and that retail companies should not be silencing it or referring to it as a “winter holiday” but rather acknowledging the existence of Christmas.

The Washington Examiner reached out to Liberty Counsel for a statement but did not receive a response.

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