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10. TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods
Have mentioned Christmas in commercials past and one of the first to do so this year.
9. Knott's Berry Farm
Once you enter this family friendly Amusement Park you can see Christmas on display by visiting the Nativity that sits at the main entrance of the park and of course you can count on Charlie Brown and Linus discussing the real meaning of Christmas in the park's It's Christmas, Snoopy ice show.
8. Sea World
This park transforms itself into a Christmas Wonderland with Sea World's Christmas Celebration going on for most of November through the first week of January. Families can enjoy Shamu's Christmas Show where they are encouraged to join in singing Christmas Carols.
7. Forever 21:
Forever 21 is a clothing store that was founded by Don and Jin Chang, devout Christians who moved to America from Korea in 1981. The small store they opened in Los Angeles in 1984 has grown into a mass business comprised of hundreds of locations across the globe.
On the bottom of each bag, shoppers will find “John 3:16,” the popular Bible verse that reads, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
6. Tyson Foods
Another company that refuses to hide its faith, offers employees chaplain services at plants across America. If people are saddened after the loss of a loved one or coping with a family emergency, these individuals are brought in to pray and assist those in need with coping.
John H. Tyson, the current chairman of the company, is a born-again Christian who believes his values shouldn't be pushed to the side when he enters Tyson’s doors.
“My faith is just an ongoing evolution, trying to understand what faith in the marketplace looks like, giving people permission to live their faith seven days a week,” Tyson said back in 2010. “If people can talk about the football game on Monday, why can’t they talk about their faith?”
Tyson Foods is also known for donating mass amounts of food to America’s poor
5. Interstate Batteries
Former company President and current chairman Norm Miller's mission is to "conduct business in a way that honors God."
Although we have not evaluated their use of the word Christmas in advertising it's pretty clear where their priorities are.
Interstate Batteries Mission Statement
"To glorify God as we supply our customers worldwide with top quality, value-priced batteries, related electrical power-source products, and distribution services. Further, our mission is to provide our partners and team members with opportunities which are profitable, rewarding and growth-oriented."
4. Oil Stop Drive Thru Oil Change
Mostly located in the western U.S. this drive thru oil change has prided itself on reliable service and had a very loyal customer base. Oilstop shares its success with those who are less fortunate. In keeping with their commitment to excellence, Oilstop has provided relief for victims of Hurricane Mitch in Honduras, Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, and most recently, they've focused their attention on providing clean, life-saving water to some of the most disadvantaged people on earth. Oilstop, its Guests and the Conrad Hilton Foundation, which matches Oilstop’s donations, are directly responsible for donating over $1.75 million, involving more than 365,000 individual Guest donations to this worthy cause through Water for Life, a non-profit (501c3) organization which uses various methods to help communities identify and solve their water problems. While WeSayChristmas.net has not evaluated their use of the word Christmas in advertisements, Oil Stop Inc has been a partner with us in sharing the true meaning of Christmas with others.
3. In-n-Out Burgers
Based in California and known for their great burgers and equally great customer service In-n-Out uses John 3:16 as a way to advertise its faith. In fact, the company places the popular verse on the bottom of cups. Here’s what 11Alive.com reports about the popular business:
Western U.S. burger chain In-N-Out has printed citations of Bible passages on cups, wrappers and other pieces of packaging since at least the late 1980s.
This Atlanta based chicken sandwich restaurant has been providing quality food and customer service for 66 years. Chick-fil-A is a family-owned and family-led company dedicated to serving the communities in which they operate. Founder, Truett Cathy uses biblically-based principles to manage his business. For instance, The restaurant chain closes it's doors for business on Sundays to allow workers to attend church, if they so choose. As part of their corporate commitment to be responsible stewards of all that God has entrusted to them, Chick-fil-A’s giving heritage is focused on programs that educate youth, strengthen families and enrich marriages, and support communities. Recently, Chik-fil-A has received a some media attention for restating their support for traditional marriage which ultimately resulted in a tidal wave of public support for the fast food chain. This outpouring of support saw many restaurants with record numbers of patrons lining the streets for hours to support the restaurant and it's Christian Values.
1. Hobby Lobby
Since 1997, this leader in arts and crafts has placed a full page newspaper ad each Christmas Day which typically shows a picture of The Nativity and a corresponding Bible Verse. Each Easter Sunday they place an advertisement highlighting the Resurrection of Christ. For Easter 2007, this was 290 newspapers in 30 states with a readership in excess of 47 million. For July 4, 2007, Hobby Lobby placed its Independence Day message in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times with a combined readership of over 4 million. The July 4th ad reads, "God who gave us life, gave us liberty." TheBlaze.com recently reported, Hobby Lobby’s owners are also preparing to build a Bible museum in Washington, D.C., just blocks away from the National Mall. The museum, which is currently being organized, planned and designed, will provide visitors with thousands of Biblical artifacts along with a better understanding of the Old and New Testaments. Like Chik-fil-A, Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays so that employees can spend the day at church and with family.
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Some of the above information taken directly from the respective company's website. The Blaze.com was also referenced during the formulation of this list.