Typically, around 30-40% of retail sales are generated by Christmas shoppers each year. I personally find it hypocritical for any retailer to have a policy that prevents their employees from wishing their customers a Merry Christmas. After all, how can one have a policy that prevents employees from expressing the very holiday that generates most of their sales? Walk into any retailer and look around. Those are not "holiday" decorations you see, they are Christmas decorations. Those are not "holiday trees", they are Christmas trees. And that guy with the white beard? Yup, that is santa Claus...they ultimate symbol of the Christmas season. I'm not looking at this from a religious perspective, I'm just saying that the holiday is called Christmas. Let's not succomb to political correctness by trying to eliminate the name of the holiday as if we are in mass denial. one note; WalMart prevented employees from saying "Merry Christmas" 2 years ago much to the disappointment of their Christmas (most important) shoppers. Last year, their employees were once again saying the phrase that is as American as apple pie....or is that just plain "Pie"?