USATODAY.com: "Wal-Mart will put 'Christmas' back into the holidays this year, the retailer plans to announce Thursday.
A year after religious and other groups boycotted retailers, including Wal-Mart (WMT), for downplaying Christmas, the world's largest retail chain will have an in-your-face Christmas theme this year.
'We, quite frankly, have learned a lesson from last year,' says Wal-Mart spokeswoman Linda Blakley. 'We're not afraid to use the term 'Merry Christmas.' We'll use it early, and we'll use it often.'"