It is only November 9th and already there is news across America that malls and department stores are cutting Christ out of Christmas. Several malls have eliminated Christmas trees, and all references to Jesus and His birth. Starbucks has introduced a Holiday cup that simply has their green logo on a plain red cup.
Whatever the excuses retailers give for their elimination of Christ from Christmas; not offending certain people of other religions, or wanting to remain neutral and non religious, the end result is an assault on the tradition that Christmas is to millions of Americans and people around the world.
What we can we do about it
Vote with your cash. This year, patronize malls and stores that celebrate the traditional Christmas season with trees, lights, and traditional emblems that represent what Christmas really is: When God gave us the gift of His Son, and we celebrate by giving our gifts to those that we love. Tell store owners that you are offended and you want Christ to stay in your Christmas celebration.
It may be hard, it might cost you a little, but it is really the only way that we can persuade the owners and managers of stores and malls that we want Christmas to stay the way it has been for a very long time. Tell those in charge how you feel. Write letters. Speak to the managers of malls and stores. Tell them that if they will not keep Christ in Christmas, and put up the traditional decorations of Christmas in their stores and shopping centers, you will not spend your money at their places of business.
It is really just that simple.