** Washington DC, Dec. 09, 2005 (CNA) - [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=2]Intervening in the heated debate about the mention of Christmas on the public square, Concerned Women for America (CWA) presented a first Christmas list showing which businesses are honouring the Reason for the Season (the birth of Jesus), which ones are not, and which have mixed records. [/size][/font]
[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][size=2]It first lists the corporation ‘Nice’ or friendly to the Original Christmas tradition. This year Macy’s joins the NICE list because it has returned the explicit mention of Christmas and Merry Christmas to its stores and its ads. L.L. Bean, on the other hand, just barely escapes the Grinch list and gets a middle rating because, while its first seasonal catalogue says Christmas 2005, all subsequent catalogues say Holiday 2005, culminating in the Best of Holiday 2005 (surrounded by Christmas items).
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