Barnes & Noble has apparently been placed on some kind of blacklist for not hiring a posse of elves to tie its customers to a Christmas tree, stick an eggnog drip into their veins, chain headphones playing Muzak renditions of “Away in a Manger” around their ears and stab the poor Nook-seekers with candy canes while reciting the Lord’s Prayer. Instead B&N “only” put up some celebratory seasonal signs. And, of course, they sell books. Infidels!
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