AFA Issues List Of Xmas-Hating Retailers To Boycott: Best Buy, Foot Locker, Nordstrom, Pet Smart, Gap, More

Not to be confused with Liberty Counsel’s 2017 list of the same tired name.

Just in from Monica Cole:

Which stores recognize Christmas in their advertising…and who’s the Scrooge? As the 2017 Christmas shopping season begins full swing, AFA has prepared its annual Naughty or Nice retailer list. We have taken the top national retailers and reviewed their websites, media advertising and in-store signage in an effort to help you know which companies are Christmas-friendly.

There are secular forces in our country that hate Christmas because the word itself is a reminder of Jesus Christ. They want to eradicate anything that reminds Americans of Christianity. That is why it is important to remind governments and companies to keep the word Christmas alive. AFA wants to keep Christ in Christmas and Christmas in America.

AFA reviewed up to nine areas to determine if a company is “Christmas-friendly.” Print media (newspaper inserts), broadcast media (radio/television), website and/or personal visits to the store helped determine a retailer’s rating. If a company’s ad has references to items associated with Christmas (trees, wreaths, lights, etc.), it was considered as an attempt to reach “Christmas” shoppers.

  • DaddyRay

    Eye Roll

    Here is some disinfectant
    Hikers bump into President Obama on the trail

    • AltheaTheCat

      The nice thing about hiking up a mountain is there’s a 100% guarantee you’ll never run into Trump doing the same thing.

      • kaydenpat

        Now you make me want to take up hiking.

        • ColdCountry

          Just thinking the same thing. Also makes me want to visit Hawaii during the holidays. (That is Hawaii, isn’t it?)

          • kaydenpat

            Could be. Looks beautiful wherever it is.

      • David Walker

        Unless there’s a paved golf cart trail beside it.

      • Librarykid

        or any of 45’s supporters on Hoverounds that some government insurance program paid for

      • Nowhereman

        But but Doctor Feelgood gave him a check up and says that Trump is the most physically fit president ever to take office.!

    • narutomania

      Thanks for sharing that!! I miss that man so much. I tear up just seeing it.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      Still waking up! Read that as β€œbikers hump Obama”

  • Gustav2

    Oh, so they no longer have to say “Merry Fucking Christmas” in their ads or stores?

    • Treant

      Within the family–where we know what each person celebrates–we always say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Hanukkah.”

      Outside of it, I always say “Happy Holidays!” and I’ve been called on that once or twice with a very aggressive “Merry CHRISTMAS!”

      I find it’s best to reply, “Oh, I’m sorry, Happy Kwanzaa to you.” “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” “Oh! A Joyous Yule!” …

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    LOL wake up Monica, there are way more of us than there are of your little klucky Klan.
    All you are doing is helping us know where to go. So, thanks I guess…& Happy Holidays!

    • Todd20036

      Happy Festivus for the rest of us

  • Adam Stevens

    AFA Approved List:

    1. Hobby Lobby
    2. Chick fil A

    • kaydenpat

      Trump hotel
      Ivanka’s China-made trinkets

    • David L. Caster

      Two places I’ll never set foot in.

  • /

    First world problems.

    If you have enough time to compile lists about stores that do and don’t say, “Merry Christmas,” and have culturally appropriated pagan festive decorations, you have too much spare time that you could actually be using for something… oh… I dunno… Christian, like volunteering to help feed the poor.

    • Treant

      But volunteering is haaaard and I caaaaan’t and I don’t have tiiiiiime and I might see poooooor people!

      • /

        Poor white people just make me depressed. #NotWinning
        And… there might be BROWN poor people. #Ickyickyicky

      • SilasMarner

        Is this said in the voice of “Wendy Whiner”? LOL

    • Jonathan Smith

      don’t be silly.
      the poor SHOULD be rich. and white. and republican.

    • Bluto

      Giving a middle finger is much easier than giving a hand.

    • Bambino

      Their brand of Christianity is never about helping the poor but helping the poor me.

    • ChrisMorley

      I’m v confused, Monica, cos

      Irish Catholic priest urges Christians to abandon the word Christmas

      – Father Desmond O’Donnell says the words Christmas and Easter have lost all sacred meaning

  • Jonathan Smith

    oh, goody, to be a good Xstain, i can shop at dollar tree……………
    “I wrapped it just for you, what you didn’t need a roll of toilet paper?”

  • Butch

    Of course, because Christmas is nothing more than a celebration of consumerism and materialism, so shopping is the whole point.

    • Librarykid

      If you look at the lives of many televangelists, their religion is also a celebration of consumerism, materialism and conspicuous consumption.

  • JoeMyGod

    I’ve never even heard of some of the “nice” chains.

    • Jonathan Smith

      you shop in higher end stores……like Target.

      • Silver Badger

        How is your husband?

        • Jonathan Smith

          Thank you for asking, after getting home yesterday, he slept for 15 hours. think the drugs hadn’t worn off. πŸ™‚ i checked him every 15 mins. but he is doing surprisingly ok.

          • David L. Caster

            That has always been my response to general anesthesia once out of the recovery room. I usually take two full days to get over being knocked out like that. My best to your partner that he improves and recovers quickly and completely.

      • Acronym Jim

        It’s pronounced “TarZHEY.”

        • alc2018

          It’s TarJAYYY!! With an elongated jayyy because it needs it,its a vowel, ya know!!!

    • Butch

      For some reason the list made me think of the time, when I still lived out west, that I wrote a check to “Dullards” to see if the salesman would notice. He didn’t.

  • Bluto
  • Larry in Oklahoma

    Nice or Naughty, how about she evaluate our church leaders,our so-called prez, our whatevers and say if THEY are the nice or naughty ones. The list does nothing to persuade me to shop or boycott anyone.

  • safari

    I can’t wait for Linda Harvey to tell us about how she has even fewer places to shop this Chiristmas and why that is all our fault.

    • Peter

      Or, she will be thanking jeebus that cheetolini has been anointed saviour and everyone will now be forced to proclaim Merry Christmas or be sent to the gulag for re-education.

  • Dramphooey

    Every year I go to Foot Locker for a wreath and they alway disappoint me.

  • Bambino

    Sure. I will print that list and bring along to make sure Jesus approve of my indulgence on the right stores.

  • safari

    “AFA Online Store” <– wonder what that could be. LOL

  • BearEyes

    “We have taken the top national retailers and reviewed their websites”
    translation: she went shopping

  • Clive Johnson

    Time for another trip to B&N.

  • shellback
    • Todd20036

      LOVE IT!!!

      • shellback

        Please, feel free to use it with my blessings.

  • crewman

    Things I don’t care about this holiday season:
    β€’ companies the AFA approves of
    β€’ what shows One Million Moms likes to watch
    β€’ what Sarah Huckaby has to say
    β€’ what Kellyanne Conway wants to prattle on about
    β€’ who didn’t greet me the proper way at a store
    β€’ what graphic design a coffee shop has on their cups
    β€’ who let the dogs out

    • Jonathan Smith
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    • Reality.Bites

      I don’t think OMM has ever once recommended a show as suitable for families.

      That would require watching non-filthy shows.

      • Jonathan Smith

        the 700 club?

        • Todd20036

          Ironically, they’re probably ok with the Mashing of the Christ, and that stupid movie was pretty much a snuff film based on a bible story

      • Well, they’re a sidearm of the AFA:

        “The organization has also criticized GEICO for a commercial showing Maxwell the Pig in a car with a human girl, saying it suggests bestiality.”

        It’s amazing (though not surprising) to me *that’s* immediately where their mind goes.

        • ColdCountry

          I know, weird, innit? I have a notably nasty mind (though not quite as obsessed as Todd’s) and even I never gave that a thought. Sometimes a pig in a car is just a pig in a car.

        • Nowhereman

          Oh for pity effers’ sakes! Maxwell the Pig? Of course these are the delusional idiots who see secret pro-gay messages written in the clouds of Disney movies.

    • I share the sentiments of James Rolfe:

    • Buford

      They should instead work to keep ‘Christ’ in ‘Christian’… they are way off-track today.

    • nocadrummer

      β€’ what a Kardashian is (or isn’t) wearing

  • Gigi

    You’re slipping, Monica

    1-800-Flowers — sells flowers to gay couples getting married.

    Banana Relublic — has a phallus in its name and hires homosexuals.

    Bed Bath & Beyond — beds encourage fornication; baths encourage nakedness; beyond…I shudder to think what that means.

    Books-A-Million — all books other than the GOOD BOOK and Art Of The Deal should be banned.

    D*ck’s Sporting Goods — seriously?

    Dollar Tree — sells Halloween paraphernalia. — sells personal “massagers,” which everyone know are of Satan.

    Marshalls — sponsors gay “pride” parades.


    • iambu


    • Librarykid

      Home Depot sponsored something Gay, either a pride parade or festival. OMM got all exercised about it a couple of years ago.

      • ChrisMorley

        The bright side:

        They are wasting $millions on FAKE Dead Sea Scrolls.

        Trade in Dead Sea Scrolls awash with suspected forgeries, experts warn
        – Two experts say a significant number of fragments bought in multimillion-dollar trade are suspected fakes

        ‘A multimillion-dollar trade in fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls
        fuelled by a surge in interest from wealthy evangelicals in the US
        includes a significant number of suspected forgeries, two prominent experts have said.
        On scholar said the problem was so serious that up to 90% of the 75 fragments sold since 2002 could be fakes. Six of 13 fragments bought by Steve Green, owner of the US arts and crafts retail chain Hobby Lobby, are among the potential fakes, another expert said.
        The figures involved in these private sales are jaw-dropping: individual fragments can sell for well over $1m.

        • jerry

          But I really question their motives here. Many of the actual Scrolls found have rather unmasked the fallacies in the traditional context of the KJV of the bible. So, like the RCC did for centuries, destroy anything that contradicts their worldview, keep anything that confirms it.

        • Librarykid

          He, my friend, is what’s known as a goyishe kopf, a talibangelical who is so fervent in his desire to shove his concept of Christianity down everyone’s throats that he has not bothered to consult with true experts in his acquisitions and has passed millions to thieves and charlatans for fakes and forgeries. The nice thing is that it came from a thief and a charlatan who deals in hate and lies.

    • jerry

      I think she should do all her xmas shopping at Rite Aid…it’s on her “nice” list, and she could finally get that prescription of prozac filled.

    • Nowhereman

      The “beyond” in Bed Bath and Beyond is other furniture like book cases, and we all know what book learnin’ can do to tender minds. Besides, the only book anybody needs to read is the buybull, anyway.

  • Acronym Jim

    So they protest the co-opting of Christmas from Christ by co-opting a fake list by a fictional jolly fat elf?

  • /

    I don’t see “Donkey Dong Dildo Dealers” on that list, so I guess I’m going to have to assume that they go in the nice section?

    Such a glaring omission, Monica.

  • Mike

    Hey Bill Maher, who’s being an anti-free speech, pussywillow, cupcake?
    The right wing superchristians have us liberals beaten by a mile.

  • skyweaver

    Retailer boycott. Just like Jesus preached

  • anne marie in philly

    wah wah wah, go fuck yourselves, xstains! not everybody gives a fat flying fuck about 12/25!

  • I don’t care about any of that crap. I just wanna know where the faggets shop, so I can shop anywhere else.


    • Treant

      I just wanna knew where the faggets shop so’s I cun find the gloree hole.

    • Librarykid

      Are the Faggetts a female singing group like the Primettes were for the Primes?

  • Boreal

    And the Lard spoke to them saying
    “Punish some of the corporate owned businesses but not others and the AFA was pleased that god’s commandment distracted the rubes from the multitude of pedophiles and gropers in their midst.”

  • Michael R
  • Doesn’t JCPenney have a lesbian as their spokesperson?

    • Jonathan Smith

      they are praying for her.

      • Ah. OK.

      • Robert

        I am praying for her too… To be able to endure in that position despite the prejudices and campaign to oust her by the Christian Taliban.

  • Cal

    It’s pretty clueless to have Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic each in different categories since they all have the same parent company.


    Yes, they are so pure…. the same people who support pedo Moore and helped elect satan to the presidency.

    • Librarykid

      This looks a lot like Sessions, in a sinister way. Maybe it’s the lack of stature.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    OT but der Trumpenfuhrer has been very quiet on the twitter machine. I wonder what’s up.

  • Robert

    If I have ever heard of a more idiotic worthless issue this is it. There are multiple holidays between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, of various cultures and faith. There is nothing wrong with saying Happy Holidays if you do not know which holiday the person you are well wishing celebrates.

    It is a greeting of best wishes for the holidays and whining if someone doesn’t say Merry Christmas is childish. These people need to grow the fuck up.

    • Jonathan Smith

      yes, but all those OTHER “holidays” are FAKE NEWS.
      6 billion people just have not accepted the glory and the love of the prosperity faith. send $

    • marshlc

      Plus of course there is nothing stopping the customer who celebrates Christmas from saying Merry Christmas.

  • alc2018
  • LeeCMH

    Good. I will shop the Naughty’s and maybe the Marginal’s and avoid the Nice’s.

    Thanks for the list.

  • Natty Enquirer

    I would personally give a medal to any retailer who is not hyping Christmas until after Thanksgiving. And oh, by the way, Monica, trees, wreaths, and lights are pagan totems that predate the Romano-Christian conquest.

    • Jonathan Smith
    • LeeCMH

      Didn’t the early Christians actually select the winter solstice and spring equinox for their big Jeeeeeeeeeeeesus dates deliberately to coop the pre-existing pagan festivals?

      • Natty Enquirer

        Yes, in the best tradition of Roman colonialism.

        • LeeCMH

          Didn’t work for Halloween. Ha ha.

        • Librarykid

          Don’tcha mean Roman Catholicism?

          • Natty Enquirer

            Same thing.

    • Gustav2

      And the funny thing is, if the stores sell trees, wreaths, and lights that are pagan totems predating the Romano-Christian conquest the stores get a pass. If they sell them, of course they are in their ads.

  • mikeinftl

    Naughty wins every time!

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
    • LeeCMH

      Isn’t comparative religion fun.

      The best way to put Christians in their place.

      • Nowhereman

        My landlady is very devout, and when she gives me too much buybull babble, I give it back with some comparative religion. She doesn’t argue, but her eyes start to blink really fast. (I love her dearly–she is not a hypocrite.)

  • VodkaAndPolitics

    One of these organizations should publish a list of the best retail stores to sexually assault a child in, as that seems to be their real area of expertise. They can draw from Roy Moore’s Experience at that Shopping Mall.

    • safari

      As Colbert reported, Forever 21 would be off the list.

    • Treant

      He should go troll Spencer’s, or whatever joke shop they have in their malls.

    • David L. Caster

      That little gun is emblematic in more ways than one.

    • Librarykid

      I was wondering about stores with Santas who hold little children on their laps.

  • Kevin Andrews

    Mein Kaumpf for Christ-O-Fascists direct from the Missionary of Hate.
    Face it folks, these Death-Worshiping Cannibal Cults of Jeebus Inc demand that you only patronize their “approved” places.
    Well let me tell you what they approve:
    Murder, the most violent religion in history ever.
    Pedophile, Look at their Roy Moore
    Incest, Can you say Duggar?
    The list is long and disgusting.
    There is a reason the Romans used them for lion food.

    • Jonathan Smith

      Oh, IDK, I have certainly never had a problem with guys waving their penis at me……

    • alc2018

      what about the jiggly balls?

  • dafs

    I guarantee if you pushed Publix, they would come out in support of LGBTs.

  • Bambino

    Who need to shop at Pet Smart when you can steal your neighbour’s dog a la Kim Davis am I right?

  • Jerry Kott

    All they do is sweeten the forbidden fruit. They squander the Joy of the Season of Light by focusing on the potential damage they can do to Business that don’t Goose Step to their reality.
    So much for Joy to the World.

    • Jonathan Smith

      joy to the Republican, white, xstain world you mean.

  • Baltimatt
    GAP Holiday and Christmas Shopping Guide

    I’ll take the men, head to toe.

  • Frostbite

    Good thing I’m not Christian. I can shop wherever I want.

  • DaveMiller135

    I’m surprised they don’t feel this sort of “research” takes too much time away from their vigorous complaints that there aren’t “Straight Pride” marches and “All Lives Matter” protests. They must imagine that it’s not a real hegemony if you let other people have opinions.

  • Jack

    Man. I live in a town of fewer than 8,000. We have a Rite Aid. I was there yesterday and as I was leaving I saw a sign that said Happy Hanukah! Yay.

  • Baltimatt

    What do wreaths, trees, and lights have to do with the birth of Jesus?

  • Leo

    OT. Drudge just broke that Mark Levin’s getting his own Fox show.

  • Kruhn

    Can somebody tell me how Christmas and scantily clad women in lingerie go together?

    • Treant

      They don’t. Now, Christmas and a guy in booty shorts whose name you aren’t completely sure you remember (was it Ken? Dan? Sam? Oh, hell, I’ll mutter)? That’s normal.

    • Jon Doh

      Something to hide the mistletoe camel toe in?

  • kaydenpat

    And I’ll be at Petsmarts buying up a storm for my two doggies this Friday morning. They have excellent Black Friday sales on dog food and treats. AFA can go screw themselves.

  • alc2018
    • David L. Caster

      …not shocking.

  • Kruhn

    I love how they get all upset about stores not saying “Merry Christmas” but say nary a peep about forcing working families to work Thanksgiving Day for their amusement.

  • Burly Stone

    Sadly my business is too small to make the list. But I’m a heathen, I promise. Shop small & agnostic!

  • alc2018
  • Dayglo

    Yeah, burn in Hell, Pet Smart … and get right with God, Safeway.

  • octobercountry

    As usual, I’m rolling my eyes at the cluelessness, the obliviousness, of these moronic so-called “Christians” who tie their religious holiday to the orgy of spending and partying that goes on at this time of year. Even a cursory reading of the Gospels indicates that the Jesus of the Bible (the one who threw the moneylenders out of the temple) would absolutely despise the festival that is now associated with his birthday.

    The Christians who are making a fuss about this stupid so-called “war on Christmas” are pretty much doing exactly the OPPOSITE of what their own holy book recommends—just as the Christians who support Trump are likewise going against their own holy teachings. Sigh… as I get older, I find I have less and less time for this sort of nonsense; I’ve completely run out of patience with these right-wing Christians and just won’t put up with this sort of crap.

  • Buford

    Again… per Geraldo’s tweet, when Media Matters calls for advertisers to boycott Hannity, it’s a “creepy, totalitarian campaign to censor what Americans can watch on television”.

    But when AFA and OMM have to maintain lists of all their active boycott campaigns, that’s just the free market in action…!?!?

  • Jefe5084

    Thankfully, not a xmas follower or believer. It’s just that time of year that I can’t wait to get through because of the idiocy of it all. It also brings out the worst attributes of xtians. Greed, hate, intolerance, etc.

    • David L. Caster

      It’s the everything is on sale time of the year.

  • Friday

    Err, no, accepting other holidays’ existence does not make someone a ‘Scrooge.’ nor mean companies are for some reason motivated by ‘Hating Jesus.’

    Christian hate, vanity, jealousy, and projection… Over one of their most petty propaganda mirages.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Had grandson over nite for weekend so I streamed Thomas & Friends Holiday Specials. These guys would go to town as it was “Winter Holiday” or “Season’s Holiday”.

  • Avenger280

    The AFA’s annual “naughty” list has arrived. Now I know for sure ’tis the season of our annual month-long celebration of gluttony and conspicuous consumption πŸ˜›

  • David Walker

    Please note that Victoria’s Secret is on the Naughty List. One wonders if this is just because of the “Merry Christmas” fracas? Or would Victoria be there anyway? ‘Cause I don’t think Miss Monica would be caught dead inside such a store whether with “Merry Christmas” signage on each bubbly bustier or edible panty.

  • Leo Tallant

    Safeway ????
    Monica, you ignorant bitch! Safeway is too busy with Thanksgiving (their biggest holiday of the year) to worry about Christmas right now. Once T-Day is over I am sure their advertising will focus on other upcoming holidays.

    Let’s concentrate on ONE holiday at a time shall we?

  • Bert_Bauer

    Just bought a new stereo at Best Buy and some components from Amazon, so I’m well on my way to pissing off the Christian Taliban. The name is self-trivializing – “naughty or nice” is cute, lightweight piece of puffery – hardly substantive enough to convey the alleged “grave consequences” of the “gay agenda” these Christianist jihadists are always screaming about.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Hobby Lobby has the word Christmas in their latest flyer but I didn’t see any stolen Biblical artifacts listed.

  • -M-

    Meanwhile in actual America: Secular does not mean anti-religious, and our government is intrinsically secular and legally as well as morally required to remain non-partisan and avoid even the appearance of sectarian favoritism.

  • coram nobis

    Thank you for the list, Joe. Have already placed an order at Barnes & Noble.

    Happy Saturnalia!

  • JWC

    am nother annual siversion

  • Hank

    Bah Humbug!!!

  • FelineMama

    PETSMART??!! Fuck you mc!!!!

  • Gregory B

    *YAWN* who cares?

  • lymis

    I don’t give a flying crap what’s in PetSmart’s flyers. Walk into their store – and it is still before thanksgiving – and the center aisle is full of undeniably Christmas themed items – Santa costumes for dogs, red and green toys and do accessories, etc.

    These people are complete idiots.

    • FelineMama

      No mangers for the pets to be displayed in on the front lawns is my guess.

  • TominDC

    I couldn’t help but notice that Stein Mart is on the naughty list.

    These are the same people who believe that business owners shouldn’t be compelled to do anything against their religious beliefs… and yet want to fault STEIN Mart for not being christmas-friendly??

    I wonder if it would’ve made a difference if they had named the company JewyMcJewenstein Mart.

  • mizzourah

    Shopping at those places without a bunch of fat nutty Christians clogging the aisles will make this holiday really special.

  • So, the naughty girls get coal for Chr*stm*s. OK, that’s traditional, and a valuable gift in these days of high energy prices.

    But the nice ones only get a sprig of holly?? Not even good patriotic American holly, either, but forrin’ English stuff, and probably fake. What use is that, Monica? Oh, I see. Nice girls tuck sprigs you-know-where to keep the D*v*l away. Or J*sh D*gg*r’s fingers.

  • Nowhereman

    Conservative christians sure are insecure about their mythology. They just have to pee on every damn tree, don’t they? When I go to the store, I don’t expect nor do I want clerks to assume my religious beliefs and instruct me to enjoy some holiday that I’d rather ignore.

  • Danieruw

    Gap Inc (Naughty) OWNS Old Navy (Marginal) and Banana Republic (Nice)!

    And The Limited closed ALL their stores earlier this year!