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(CNSNews)   Lowe's apologizes for calling "Holiday Trees" "Christmas trees" in its catalog. "It was a complete error," it grovels. "We're extremely disappointed in this breakdown in our own creative process"   (cnsnews.com ) divider line
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2007-11-14 09:31:25 PM  
Would everyone who actually gives a shiat about this non-issue, on whatever side, please go DIAF? k, thx bye
 
2007-11-14 09:34:01 PM  
This is why I hate people.
 
2007-11-14 09:34:49 PM  
shanrick: Which tree goes with Holiday in Cambodia.

It's called a Bodi tree
/Girlfriend is a Cambodian Buddist
 
2007-11-14 09:37:06 PM  
AuCinaoaMie: Still wondering why Christians get all up in arms over Christmas trees when its actually a pagan ritual that was incorporated into the system..

Like many other things, it makes no sense..


Because it's a tradition.

It's only about 150 years old... Christmas as we know it originated in Germany, and incorporated a lot of folk ("pagan" if you like -- the word essentially means "folk") customs.... then it became a fad in England, and Charles Dicken's famous little story actually had a lot to do with cementing a fad into a tradition. In the US, you should recall that a large portion of the population in the past was of German descent, and still carrying on many German traditions.

Before all of that, Christmas was essentially a religious holiday -- a day you went to church.

After that, it became something else -- a winter festival. Back to its roots, in a way.

So, in modern times, it is both something of a secular holiday -- a festival -- and for the more devout, it is a religious holiday as well. (Me? I didn't understand what the hell a creche was meant to symbolize until I was about 10, even though we celebrated Christmas every year.)

I frankly don't see why people get bent out of shape about using the word "Christmas." That's what it is.

It's as stupid to call a Christmas tree a Holiday Tree (or worse, a Family Tree) as it is to call a menorah a "holiday candle" (as someone else cleverly pointed out above) or the Easter Bunny a "holiday bunny" or a Halloween costume a "holiday costume." It's just another half-assed politically correct corporate euphemism to avoid lawsuits or something.

On the other hand, screaming that there's a war on Christmas is pretty farking dumb too. It's one of the biggest holidays of the year... and increasingly celebrated in places like Japan and Israel (true!) that have no interest in Christianity whatsoever.

So, thanks left-wing and right-wing idiots for politicizing yet another farking aspect of ordinary life that really doesn't even deserve comment.

/and screw that whiny Tiny Tim kid, too.
 
2007-11-14 09:38:17 PM  
Well, Santa has been tak'n notes...

i175.photobucket.com
 
2007-11-14 09:38:38 PM  
I'm trying to figure out who's doing the complaining. I'm not Christian and I've never thought about complaining about Christmas or Christmas images. I don't care if the city is having a Christmas Fest. Calling it a Holiday Fest isn't going to cause me to go because essentially it's still a Christmas Fest. I don't feel left out if it's called a Christmas Fest.

Who the heck is buying a tree for the purpose of it being a "Holiday Tree"? It's a damn Christmas Tree!
 
2007-11-14 09:39:10 PM  
PAPASandBEER:

I was waiting for one of these posts... seems like every year...

No. You fail. Christmas trees are Christmas trees are Christmas trees, regarless of whether or not they were whore rape trees before, Chrsitmas trees are Christmas trees are Christmas trees.


I knew I was missing out on some holiday fun.
 
2007-11-14 09:41:06 PM  
wydok: I am going to try to convince my family to buy stuff from heifer.org in each other's name for Christmas. Unfortunately, nobody usually goes for my radical ideas.

I'm going buy something like that for my mother now that I've seen that site. Thanks for the idea!
 
2007-11-14 09:42:15 PM  
mdbirt: Now, please go STFU until you say something else so retarded it saddens me that you consider yourself a human.

God damn man, calm down before you suffocate on your own self-importance.
 
2007-11-14 09:42:31 PM  
Obscure: It's only about 150 years old... Christmas as we know it originated in Germany, and incorporated a lot of folk ("pagan" if you like -- the word essentially means "folk") customs.... then it became a fad in England, and Charles Dicken's famous little story actually had a lot to do with cementing a fad into a tradition. In the US, you should recall that a large portion of the population in the past was of German descent, and still carrying on many German traditions.

Oh, and let me be the first to point out... you know who else liked Christmas Trees?

img229.imageshack.us
 
2007-11-14 09:43:41 PM  
wydok: The headline isn' just spelling or grammatical error. Subby got the story completely backwards.

I think that was the whole point. It was a trolling headline for comedic purposes. Apparently some Farkers were stupid enough to take the bait.How farking moronic do you have to be to have that one fly by?
 
2007-11-14 09:44:01 PM  
Ok, I'm so tired of this.
INCLUSION does not mean you PC everything to death so no one gets offended.
INCLUSION means you respect and acknowledge different folks belief systems and traditions. So they are F-IN CHRISTMAS TREES!

What are we going to start calling Menorah? Holiday Candelabra?
 
2007-11-14 09:44:52 PM  
tshetter ::

// oh wow, i see...Christmas Trees!
i21.tinypic.com
 
2007-11-14 09:45:21 PM  
Won't be giving Lowe's any of MY business. Hope it's worth it to the 1% they were "offending"
 
2007-11-14 09:48:12 PM  
aroun heah, we leave our lights up all year
i1.tinypic.com
 
2007-11-14 09:51:47 PM  
JSTACAT: tshetter ::

// oh wow, i see...Christmas Trees!


I always thought Christmas was very...erm...psychadelic...with all the lights and shiny stuff.

Might just be me.
 
2007-11-14 09:53:29 PM  
I was looking for a christmas tree, but all I could find was this damn family tree. Was christmas canceled or something?
 
2007-11-14 09:53:57 PM  
I used to work at Lowe's and I'm getting a kick out of these replies...

Seriously, 2 years ago, they changed it from Holiday tree to Christmas tree becuase Christians were logically offended.
 
2007-11-14 09:55:25 PM  
I just wanted to stop by and wish you all a Merry Christmas.
 
2007-11-14 09:57:49 PM  
SuperDuper28: wydok: The headline isn' just spelling or grammatical error. Subby got the story completely backwards.

I think that was the whole point. It was a trolling headline for comedic purposes. Apparently some Farkers were stupid enough to take the bait.How farking moronic do you have to be to have that one fly by?


Seriously. What has happened to our dear Fark?!
 
2007-11-14 09:58:49 PM  
Not into partisan wars here. Will not shop at Lowe's now.

Home Depot will cave next to nanny-staters, then will have to shop at local venues.
 
2007-11-14 10:01:52 PM  
Samsaran: Why not let Christians have their holiday?
it's not really a Christian holiday, but I've got no qualms with someone else entertaining such a fantasy

By the way the evergreen signifies life in the midst of death (winter) and while the origin of this symbolism lay in the distant pagan past it is relevant for believing Christians to the birth of Christ as bringing light and life to the world...

I think you have something there. There certainly is a lot of common symbolism. The whole Jesus story is, however, an elaborate personification of the sun. Christmas, along with all its predecessors center around December 22, the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. This is symbolic of death. For the next three days, the days don't get any longer. On the third day, December 25, is the resurrection of sorts, when the days start getting longer. There's a ton of a lot more to it than that, of course. The sonsun of god does indeed bring life to the world.
 
2007-11-14 10:02:31 PM  
jaylectricity: This comment, that headline, and the entire point of the whole reason you bring this up is on my mind all the time

Word
 
2007-11-14 10:04:53 PM  
Lunchbox186: Man, Christmas is the only holiday with a tree anyway, isn't it?

Well, these days. Io, Saturnalia!
 
2007-11-14 10:05:33 PM  
Shock_wave:
Meh, I'm putting up a cross in my lawn this year and crucifying a life-like doll.
/Haven't made up my mind about the salivating priest with his hand down the front of his pants leering at the kid yet.
//Or the wild eyed pope counting money with his back turned to the cross.
///Or the easter bunny farking the housewife in the pooper.
////Or the all you can eat pork buffet
//The bar is a go, just not sure if I'm moving it outside
//Good thing I don't live in Vegas, you'd never know.
//Offended by my slashies yet?
//They are slashies, they're pipes with scoliosis you insensitive arse!
//What's the record for slashies anyway?


I vote pregnant nun!
 
2007-11-14 10:05:38 PM  
bmihura: Not into partisan wars here. Will not shop at Lowe's now.

Home Depot will cave next to nanny-staters, then will have to shop at local venues.


I love old hardware stores.

Worn wooden floors, smell of dust and dirt.

Buying a handful of machine screws for 35c.

/No, Ace hardware doesnt count.
 
2007-11-14 10:11:09 PM  
I like the Ice cold conservative Coke ripoff t-shirts for sale on that link/page.

Wonder if they sell a lot of those...
 
2007-11-14 10:13:38 PM  
mdbirt: How about you christian degenerated STFU and actually look into the history of the "Christmas"-tree..... has absolutely nothing to do with Christ, christianity, or christmas..... it was co-opted by the Roman Catholic church in - if I remember correct off the top of my head - 11th century. Now, please go STFU until you say something else so retarded it saddens me that you consider yourself a human.

So 1,000 years of tradition not enough for you then?

Wow. You're tough.
 
2007-11-14 10:17:08 PM  
I swear to the baby Jesus and winter solstice that I hear far more Christians biatching about the more "inclusive" terms such as Happy Holidays than I hear non-Christians biatching about Christmas. The funny thing about all the biatching is that none of it actually seems to be about the "spirit" of the hijacked holiday but simply the semantics around a ridiculous gluttony of shopping and greed.

Damn idiots can't see the forest through all the holiday trees.
 
2007-11-14 10:19:31 PM  
So, the American Family Association is presumably one of those groups that's rabidly anti-homosexual because "it's in the Bible." But they just conveniently ignore the part of the Bible that expressly forbids Christmas trees.
 
2007-11-14 10:19:58 PM  
Oh, and allow me to say,

"Special rights are not equal rights."

Suck it, fundies.
 
2007-11-14 10:21:22 PM  
At my house this year we're celebrating "Jesus's Sweet Ass Birthday Bonanza!!" We'll be getting drunk and talking about things that generally kick ass and instead of caroling we find new and creative ways to offend other religions.
 
2007-11-14 10:23:00 PM  
Chritstmas was invented by Charles Dickens....
i5.tinypic.com
if it weren't for the british,
we wouldnt know how to rede and write

// i just sent the Queen an E-mail, requesting an invasion..
 
2007-11-14 10:23:45 PM  
xeus8: goddamit fark those farkin fark mods

what a shiatty headline, and this gets greenlit?

/givesupsubmittingtofark


Fark.com=Daily KOS
fake has become a left wing machine.......SAD
 
2007-11-14 10:24:07 PM  
www.hennessy.id.au
 
2007-11-14 10:26:39 PM  
The American Family Association need to stop being uptight ass tunnels
 
2007-11-14 10:27:38 PM  
My Xmas story.

When I was in college my frat house had a tradition of having a secret santa program in which everyone exhanged booze and then went carolling at various (re: attractive) sororities.

One year we ran into another carolling frat on the street and a brawl broke out. It was roughly 80 of us vs. 50 of them. I'll never forget two things.

1. Our drunken Santa beating their drunken Santa in the middle of the street.
2. Some guy getting beaten with a (real) Xmas tree.

It was a Christmas Miracle!
 
2007-11-14 10:28:16 PM  
buzzhead: At my house this year we're celebrating "Jesus's Sweet Ass Birthday Bonanza!!" We'll be getting drunk and talking about things that generally kick ass and instead of caroling we find new and creative ways to offend other religions.

I'll bring my bacon menorah.
 
2007-11-14 10:34:32 PM  
The holiday season: one month of FUN - Thanksgiving, National Gazpacho Day, Festival For The Souls Of Dead Whales, National Pie Day, National Maple Syrup Day, Festival Of Enormous Changes At The Last Minute, my birthday, Chanukah, Christmas, Festivus, Kwanzaa, and New Years.

If you time it right you can spend nearly the whole month blitzed for a good cause.
 
2007-11-14 10:38:00 PM  
mtman900: I am not one for really typing in all caps, but

THIS ISSUE COULD NOT BE MORE RETARDED


Subby is more retarded than the issue
 
2007-11-14 10:41:23 PM  
Rapmaster2000 My Xmas story.

When I was in college my frat house had a tradition of having a secret santa program in which everyone exhanged booze and then went carolling at various (re: attractive) sororities.

One year we ran into another carolling frat on the street and a brawl broke out. It was roughly 80 of us vs. 50 of them. I'll never forget two things.

1. Our drunken Santa beating their drunken Santa in the middle of the street.
2. Some guy getting beaten with a (real) Xmas tree.

It was a Christmas Miracle!


When I hear these wonderful, heart-felt stories... I get weepy-eyed...
 
2007-11-14 10:43:33 PM  
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2007-11-14 10:45:44 PM  
buzzhead: At my house this year we're celebrating "Jesus's Sweet Ass Birthday Bonanza!!" We'll be getting drunk and talking about things that generally kick ass and instead of caroling we find new and creative ways to offend other religions.

Corrected to reflect my yearly Christmas open house/party. We mix and mingle and later sit around the fire, getting silly because we've all drunk seven cups of champagne punch and various other sources of alcohol.

*sings* Have yourself a merry farkin Christmas...

//just got back from the 6th grade's (church school) service night
///made and stuffed stockings for the poor
/they get it
 
2007-11-14 10:49:32 PM  
The name isn't going to seem important once all the plastic trees get recalled for excess lead.
 
2007-11-14 10:51:17 PM  
This means war!

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2007-11-14 10:51:44 PM  
Christmas IS a Pagan holiday that was commandeered by the Catholic Church and offset by several days to keep them compliant.


Winter Solstice. Yule log. Burnin' trees.

Get over it.
 
2007-11-14 10:52:59 PM  
What kind of farking retard would be offended by reading the word "Christmas Tree" in a catalog? Sorry for using the word "retard"
 
2007-11-14 10:55:18 PM  
The funny thing about all the biatching is that none of it actually seems to be about the "spirit" of the hijacked holiday

Wow, I know people who eat wings, beer, and sandwiches during the Superbowl--don't they know they have to do and eat something completely NEW lest they be accused of stealing someone else's ideas in order to start their own holiday?
 
2007-11-14 10:58:38 PM  
I'm outraged because Lowes refuses to help me celebrate my religion.

I demand they carry Festivus poles. They can do that much for the rest of us.

The stuff they're selling in plumbing isn't aluminum, which is required by the tenets of my faith.

Festivus Yes! Lowes No!
 
2007-11-14 10:59:57 PM  
darkedgefan: What kind of farking retard would be offended by reading the word "Christmas Tree" in a catalog? Sorry for using the word "retard"

I bet they're related to the retards retard who would get offended if they didn't call them Christmas Trees.


/Drama
//You has it?
 
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