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Some are starting to wonder — and they raise some good points.

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Cathleen Falsani has this to say about it:

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not one of those paranoid religious folks who believes that there is an organized effort to take the Christ out of Christmas orchestrated by a clandestine cabal of secular humanist movie moguls, feminists and vegetarians who plot their nefarious attack on family values (and the Baby Jesus) in triannual meetings at a secret country mansion in Colorado, known as The Meadows, to paraphrase a brilliant line from the movie “So I Married an Axe Murderer.”

I am no proponent of the alleged “War on Christmas.”

And I’m all for inclusiveness and multiculturalism, as much as I am for inexpensive cotton T-shirts and reindeer-themed boxer shorts.

But this year’s Gap “holiday” ad campaign just rubs me the wrong way.

In its effort, I would surmise, to be inclusive and inoffensive, the Gap has made the mortal advertising (and cultural) error of being twee. Not to mention spiritually facile.

You can read the rest at the Sun-Times link.

Adding fuel to the Yule log fire: the American Family Association has now called for a boycott of the Gap. If you haven’t seen it yet — who with a TV set has missed it? — check it out below.

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