My wife and I regularly patronize this particular branch and we saw the Christmas tree in person. It was a nice tree, and very unobtrusive, especially given that the bank's lobby is enormous.
One of the branch employees, Marney Hagerty, felt scrooged over enough to go on the record:
”It’s almost like things are being chipped away one by one,” she said. ”They don’t want to say ”Merry Christmas.’ It’s ”Happy Holidays.’ You can’t say that, and you can’t say this. We just want to celebrate the season, that’s all.”Citizens Bank has an aggressive andÂ typically inchoateÂ ”diversity policy.”Â Email their publicist Mike Jones and ask him why the celebration of diversity does not include the celebration of Christmas (Michael.D.Jones@citizensbank.com).
Also, email Jack Encarnacao of The Patriot LedgerÂ (email@example.com) and congratulate him for writing the story.