A couple weeks back, we told you about the American Family Association’s boycott of Gap Inc. and other companies that exclude “Christmas” from its holiday advertising. Now here’s the latest strike in the ongoing Christmas culture wars.
Boss Creations, a new holiday décor company, has introduced the new “CHRIST-mas” Tree™, featuring the unique trait of a trunk in the shape of a wooden cross. Company owner Marsha Boggs says the tree was specifically designed to counter the “war on Christmas.”
“When I became a Christian a few years ago,” says Boggs, “I was appalled by the secularization of the Christmas holiday. When retail stores started substituting ‘Happy Holidays’ for ‘Merry Christmas,’ and schools began calling their Christmas programs ‘Winter Plays,’ it all seemed ridiculous to me. That’s why we have created products that remind people what the Christmas season is really all about — the birth of Christ.”
The “CHRIST-mas” Tree™ is size adjustable up to 7.5 foot tall to accommodate various ceiling sizes. Additionally, the company offers ornaments, wreaths, and gift items all with Christian-based themes.
What do you think? Would you get a CHRIST-mas Tree for your home? Or do you think it goes too far in trying to keep the Christ in Christmas?
Whatever happened to the classic nativity scenes?
This is nuts!
Asbolutely! I plan to buy it at some point in our budget. Their products appear to be of high quality and I’d certainly be more willing to spend my Christmas dollars at a retailer that actively promotes Christmas instead of those retailers who expunge Christ out of Christmas. When research studies reveal that 84% of Americans self-identify as Christians then they don’t mind attempts to profit off of Christians; however, they also don’t mind offending such a huge share of market dollars. People don’t buy New Year’s gifts, Thanksgiving gifts and Kwanzaa gifts are generally ethnic books for children about their heritage. Remember that Christmas is the federal holiday because America has strong Christian roots. Circuit City found out the hard way when they went bankrupt. Who’s next? The Gap is already on the “Medium” list for bankruptcy and they’ve been offending Christians for years. Sounds as though secular retailers are reaping the harvest of what they’ve sown. Merry Christmas everyone! I’ll be shopping at Boss Creations for my Christmas decorations.