With over 850 stores (including both Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s), and over 160,000 employees under his direction, Terry Lundgren is no doubt one of the most important people in the retail business. But by virtue of being the top dog at Macy’s, Mr. Lundgren is also the ever-powerful King of Christmas. Ever since Miracle on 34th Street, no retail brand has been as inextricably linked to the holiday season as Macy’s: the season itself begins with the one-two punch of the unveiling of the company’s iconic window displays at its flagship store in Herald Square and the nationally televised Thanksgiving Day Parade at which Al Roker says the name “Macy’s” about a bazillion times (and the parade’s floats help determine who in the cartoon pantheon will become the must-have toy of the season). Need more proof that Macy’s owns Christmas? Mr. Lundgren even had a re-edited Kris Kringle shilling for the store in an ad campaign last year.