I am very frustrated and disappointed with Wal-Mart for the lack of Christmas/Holiday music during the holidays!! This is a joyous time of year and I feel that when families or individuals go shopping for items during the holiday's, they look forward to and expect to have the opportunity to listen to wonderful Christmas or holiday music!
Wal-Mart sells every kind of Christmas item you can think of, as well as decorating for this season. If Wal-Mart has decided to stop playing Christmas music, so as not to offend people who do not celebrate Christmas, then perhaps they need to stop selling Christmas items. The reality is that one way or another people are going to be offended. It is a vast majority that celebrate the holidays over those who do not. Many shoppers, and I am sure the employees of the company, are irritated and disappointed that they are forced to listen to everyday music and the same "adds" all day long. Every non-holiday song is a reminder that Wal-Mart does not have the courage to celebrate the holidays along with others.
When I went to Wal-Mart just a few days ago the employees and shoppers seemed grumpy, rude, depressed, and annoyed. I asked an employee why Christmas music was not being played and was shocked to learn they were not allowed to because someone had complained that it was offensive. Well, I for one am offended that the music is not being played. I do not know if this was an individual store's decision or a corporate one, but I am certain Holiday music would cheer many and reminded them of the reason they were shopping. You cannot please everyone, as many others have stated, but why look to please the small minority?! Don't! Wake up and realize that your employees and a much larger percentage of customers will be in better spirits and more willing to shop longer and more often if the atmosphere is festive and a place they don't regret spending their time!
I for one will not be returning to our local Wal-Mart until the holiday music is turned on.