From shopping malls to office cubicles, the religious tradition of the Christmas season is steadily disappearing as businesses try to avoid alienating customers or employees. Companies are caught in a cross fire between those on both sides of what some have called a “war on Christmas.” Civil libertarians, atheists, evangelicals and others are battling over nativity scenes, seasonal decorations and what constitutes an acceptable holiday greeting, and even President-elect Donald Trump has weighed in. The weapons wielded in the conflict include boycotts, public pressure campaigns and lawsuits.read full report
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Are companies caught in “war” over holiday?
A Macy’s store window in downtown Chicago last November: a snowman and Peanuts characters, but no specific reference to Christmas. (Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)