The War on Christmas begins with boycotts

Each year, it seems, the holiday season starts earlier. The decorations, the music, the Black Friday deals. So it makes sense that the finger pointing and accusations that retailers are anti-Christmas starts earlier too.

That first shot was fired by the American Family Association, calling for "a limited two-month boycott of Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic, the three stores owned by San Francisco-based Gap Inc., over the company's censorship of the word "Christmas."

The War on Christmas is on.

Except as Los Angeles Times columnist Dan Neil points out, the Gap did use the word Christmas in it's ads.