"Wal-Mart is not, as I had expected, playing Christmas music. Instead, they have big-screen TVs playing in-store commercials, which mostly consist of one line of 'Deck the Halls' played over. And over. And over. Forget vests, those folks gonna need bright blue straitjackets."
— Karen Cravens, president of the Delano Neighborhood Association, on a recent shopping trip to Wal-Mart