Grassroots Group Urges Major Retailers to Say ‘Merry Christmas’ Again

BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 30: People walk among Christmas lights and decorations at a shopping mall on November 30, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Christmas shopping is already underway in Germany and retailers are hoping for a strong shopping season. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump famously declared that “we’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.” With Christmas less than two weeks away, however, numerous major retailers have decided to forgo saying “Merry Christmas” altogether or are sticking with the politically correct “Happy Holidays” greeting.

But a nonprofit group dedicated to combatting political correctness and protecting religious freedoms is fighting back with a new initiative called Bring Back Christmas. Their goal: urge retailers to return Christmas to its rightful place in American culture.

We Celebrate US, co-founded by Bob Conti and Beverly Zaslow, says its mission is to “bring attention to the retail stores, local governments, and other establishments who prohibit public displays of Christmas” and to “persuade them to say Merry Christmas again.” To do that, the group is providing citizens with a handy “Naughty and Nice” list of major stores that say “Merry Christmas” to customers and those that do not.

Bring Back Christmas has also launched a White House petition to ensure “that public displays of the Nativity and Christianity be allowed” and “to reverse policies and to stop threatening our traditional American values.”

In addition, Bring Back Christmas is employing creative ways to advance its pro-Christmas message. Recently, the group teamed up with Grammy-winning songwriters, arrangers, and artists to produce a new song titled “Bring Back Christmas.”

A recent poll found that only 15 percent of Americans prefer retailers to use a nonreligious greeting like “happy holidays” or “season’s greetings.” If citizens stand up and make their voices heard, Bring Back Christmas believes it can help thwart the “left’s war on Christmas.”


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