Commercialization of Christmas

I saw this sign in the aisle of a local store yesterday.

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The purpose of these signs should be to tell customers what items are on the marked shelves. This one seems less than useful, for I had no idea what Licensed Holiday meant. Are Licensed Holidays those that we actually get away from work as distinct from those like Columbus Day which are regular office days?

Looking at the shelves provided an explanation. They were stocked with Santa hats and Christmas stockings emblazoned with the logos of sporting teams โ€“ for nothing says peace on earth and goodwill to all men as effectively as American football.

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