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Local Walmart Apologizes for Accidentally Carrying Hanukkah Wrapping Paper

Wal-Mart Apologizes for Carrying Hanukkah Wrapping Paper

FAIRHOPE, AL ( — Christian protestors expressed their outrage yesterday outside the Walmart on County Road, after someone in their Church discovered Hanukkah wrapping paper for sale in a bin at the end of the Christmas aisle.

“I was shopping for traditional green and red Santa Claus and Nativity Scene gift wrap,” said Bertha McGregor, “when I suddenly came upon several rolls of blue and silver paper adorned with six-pointed stars – as opposed to the normal, five-pointed Christian stars, like the ones the Wise Men saw in the night sky above Bethlehem .”

According to McGregor, that’s when she realized the retailer was selling “Jew paper.” She immediately went to the store manager to complain.

The manager, Chuck Palminteri, explained that one of their employees accidentally ordered the paper. “After receiving a shipment of two dozen assorted rolls of the Hanukkah wrap,” he stated, “we decided it would be more expedient to display it alongside the other wrapping papers than to return it.”

McGregor has since ordered the paper removed from shelves and destroyed immediately.

“We realize it was wrong to offer the Hanukkah wrapping paper for sale,” he said, “and we apologize to anyone who was offended by this error in judgment.”

Palminteri said he has asked forgiveness of Jesus and promised his customers never to allow “a mistake of this magnitude” to happen again.

McGregor does not buy the argument that it was a mistake. “This is all part of the war on Christmas,” she declared. “It’s political correctness gone amuck, forcing us to plow through non-Christian items in order to wrap our gifts with paper that glorifies our praise for the Lord.”

The store issued a statement, expressing regret for carrying the Hanukkah wrapping paper and confirming that “the accidental sale of Jewish themed products does not reflect the views of our staff or management.”

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  1. Karen Abrams says:

    This woman is a disgrace to people everywhere. What an uneducated bigot. And for Walmart to apologize? How dare they? What ideals was this country built on? The whole situation is shameful.

  2. Carol says:

    This woman is extremely dumb and the fact that wal-mart agreed with her is a disgrace. Sorry I was a shopper and niw I’m NOT as all my friends.

  3. Judy says:

    this must be a malicious joke. Impossible to believe…..

  4. Dava says:

    Well, this may have happened back in 2011..I am just now hearing of it while looking online for Chanukah wrapping paper as it can be difficult to find here in 3rd world country called State of New Mexico!!! I think it is absolutely Disgraceful that
    A. Customers went and complained
    about it being carried there and
    B. That the pitiful manager replied
    as he did then taking it out of
    the store.
    SHAME on ALL INVOLVED. Shame on Wal Mart for having that person in their employ…..I sincerely hope that the manager was then reported by someone and FIRED.!

  5. TOOTSIE says:


  6. Chuck says:

    Who gives a crap!!! Where do some of you people live in a bubble??!! It’s wrapping paper.

  7. Margy says:

    You can fool some of the people all the time and all of the people sometime but not all the people all the time! Walmart wake up!

  8. Bonnie says:

    Goodbye Walmartl And to think I once thought this store was a great boon to any community. i have never been this wrong before

  9. Elizabeth says:

    What town was this store in? Remind me to NEVER live in a community that is so narrow minded and Anti-Semitic! Another great reason to NEVER shop in a Walmart!

  10. Robbb says:

    Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. This is obviously a joke… so blatently obvious in fact, that I’m actually rather surprised that so many people are dumb enough to not realize this isn’t real.

  11. jacki says:

    never shop at walmart again!!! never!!

  12. Marge says:

    “First Comes Saturday, Then Comes Sunday”. Great documentary that speaks of the persecution of the Jews and the upcoming persecution of the Christians by Islam. Canon 29 of the Catholic Church changed the Sabbath to Sunday (google it!). What do you expect, the pope says he is god on earth. NOT! Rev. 3 talks to the 7 churches… and what does He say to Laodicea verse 15-16 (the Catholic Church was founded at the council of Laodicea). He will spue you out of His mouth because you have mingled His worship with pagan sun god worship, i.e. Easter and Christmas. Jesus is a Greek name made up by the KJV translators. His name is Yahshua/Yeshua. The end of Rev.3 tells us to SEEK Him and not just sit in Babylon (church) Sunday after Sunday being deceived. Granted, WalMart is an abuser of people but the people bring it on themselves by staying in ignorance. Wake-up people. WWJD?, WWYahshuaD? Read His Book…He kept Passover not Easter. He kept Shavuot. He kept Sukkot (when He was really born) not Christmas. And Hanukkah is simply a festival commemorating the re-dedication of the Temple in 165 BC by the Maccabees after its desecration by the Syrians. They had no oil but Yah provided then as He provides for His people today, those who keep His commandments. Seek Him and you will find. The TRUTH will set you free. Free from your hate of the very One who saves.

  13. Sheri says:

    I am a great customer of Wal Mart and I spend a lot of my money there. How dare you people do that to Jews or anyone else, Jesus was a jew and this dicrimination or holiday decoration and now wrapping paper is so appauling that I feel like taking my buisness else where. Who the hell!! do you people out there think you are, you won’t be there if it wasn’t for a Jew!!!

  14. Joy says:

    Wow! I guess I won’t be shopping at Walmart ever again. I don’t support people who cater to anti-semitics. The customer should have been kicked out and asked to never return. Shame on you WALMART!

  15. juanita says:

    “Palminteri said he has asked forgiveness of Jesus and promised his customers never to allow “a mistake of this magnitude” to happen again.”
    Wonder if he knows that the very One he tried to apologize to is a Jew? (the same yesterday. today & forever)
    Can’t help but shiver-to-think that it’s this kind of people that can make (bad)history repeat itself.

  16. messianic says:

    How absurd! I am messianic which means I’m a Christian Jew! I celebrate Hanukkah. I know that I am a oxymoron to most but that is what I believe. This is still America and I still do have the right to believe how I want! Sister Bertha better than you is just an idiot! Shalom!

  17. Sarah says:

    I am so offended by this story and the events that apparently took place here! Jew Paper!?!?!?! RACISM and IGNORANCE at its finest! Jews celebrate Hanukkah around the same time as Christmas and we have a right to buy Hanukkah paper at wal-mart too! This woman is a BIGOT and the store mannager should be ashamed of himself for giving into such racism and HATRED! I am appaled that the manager would see fit to destroy the paper! This article has me seeing red! The funny thing is I came across this article when I tried to look up if wal-mart sell Hanukkah apparel. What country are we living in? Is it Nazi Germany? That so called “Jew Paper” Should be complained about and thus destroyed makes me absolutely SICK I am filled with rage at having read this story and I need to know what I can do about it now? I should find this evil woman and pain a big christmas red swastika on her front lawn for being such a propagator of EVIL

    • Deneen says:

      May I remind this ill informed woman that the united state of America is called the Melting Pot of the world” for a reason .Our ancestors came to America to be free to practice their Religion without persecution. Our founding father ‘s made this a constitutional right, Who is she to place her faith and opinion above our great founding father of the USA. I suggest to this woman to ask for forgiveness from GOD for she displayed the deadly 7 sins of pride, wrath, and envy. She is no true Christian, but a wolf in sheep clothing. For the manager, are you aware that Jesus was a Hebrew, but yet you throw away his ancestors wrapping paper. and may I remind you all that this Hebrew ,Jesus, was the founding father of Christianity. This statement has been written by a woman who practice Judism and knows more about both Religions that either of these perpetrators. Please educate yourselves so you stop acting as fools. I strongly suggest to the CEO of Walmart to educate your managing staff through seminars how to appropriately handle these type of situations.


  18. get a grip says:

    It’s satire.

  19. sandie says:

    Really, this situation is another disappointment. Shame on this manager. Clearly he is an anti-semite along with the rest of those who complained. Really these people who called themselves “religious” should go back to their bible because they have missed the whole point! The scary part is that those people have the right to vote and raise children!

  20. Casey Owens says:

    Really, Sister-Bertha-Better-Than-You?! What about the fact that your Jesus WAS a Jew? A devout, Torah-abiding, synagogue-attending, Israeli (that’s middle eastern), Jew? As for the Walmart manager…shame on your for your anti-semitism! Hitler would be soooo proud of you both. And you wonder why the world hates Christians.

  21. Alisa says:

    So let me get this straight, it’s okay to to have Kwanzaa and traditional “Christmas” wrap, but not Hanukkah wrap? Get a grip people. Are you so arrogant you think you’re the only ones who celebrate a holiday or, for that matter, going to heaven? I’m Jewish by ancestry and am proud of it, even though I celebrate a traditional Christmas with my family. Am I offended? No. Will I no longer shop Walmart? No. Should you people get a conscience and wake up? YES!

  22. Dee says:

    Coming from a Christian Jew ancestors, i see nothing wrong with HANUKKAH gift wrapping, although it should be available during the celebration of Hanukkah.
    I am strongly opposed to selling the 5-pointed stars because they represent Satanic cults with the 5-pointed pentagram.
    I am a Jesus Loving, born-again believer and am appalled at Walmart for putting Jesus in the dumpster at Christmas, and selling products made from dogs,cats and other animals that were beaten and skinned alive, imported from China and sold in America.

  23. Earlene Rump says:

    This is outrajus and I will never shop at walmart agin!! Im a good christin woman and i am really offendid that walmart would sell hanukah stuff among all there other stuff. whats the world coming to? Its bad enough we have all this gay marriage stuff that these homos are demanding and now we have walmart carrying ungodly anti-christian wrapping paper. they should know better than to sell this. i try to raise my children to be good christians and i am so tired of praying for things to get better and the jus get worse. its horrible that we actually have a muslin from kinya as president and I think he’s the antichrist too and I just want the rapture to come so I can go live with my jesus and where their are no homos and where I can be with my dear departed relatives well all accept uncle remus he farted in church one time so I supose hes in hell where he belongs. I jus dont know whats going to happen next people marrying there dogs I suppose and who knows what walmart will be selling next marriage invitashens for homo couples I suppose. I wonder if fox news knows about walmart selling this demon inspired wrapping paper someone should tell them.

  24. Karen says:

    The unbelievably ironic thing about this is that Jesus is Jewish and He celebrated HANUKKAH, not Christmas! John chapter 10 mentions the celebration of Hanukkah, also known as the “Feast of Dedication”! Jesus was in the temple during the feast and there He declared His divinity! But He never asked His followers to throw Him a birthday party every year and for the first 300 or so years after His resurrection, His followers NEVER celebrated His birthday, but they DID celebrate Hanukkah!!! Also, the word Christmas is nowhere to be found in the Bible nor a Bible concordance. Also, He wasn’t even born anywhere near December 25th. If you read the Bible account of His birth, you will find that the shepherds were out in the fields, tending their flocks by night. They brought the flocks indoors way before December because it was too cold. There are many other proofs that He wasn’t born on December 25th, but I can’t go into all of them here. He was born during the Feast of Tabernacles or the Feast of Trumpets, which are both in September or October.

  25. Becky Wilson says:

    Well believe it or not Walmart could make alot of money selling Jewish items. Target always has alot ot Hanakuah supplies, bags, wrapping paper decorations etc and sell out early. I shop at Walmart and only go to Target during this season to get the Jewish items. I agree with Brandi, Jesus was Jewish, you so called Christians are going to shocked when he comes back.

  26. OUTRAGED says:



    Bertha McGregor and Chuck Palminteri AND WALFART ARE GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL!

  27. Celeste says:

    As a Christian, I am offended….Holidays are celebrated in other way besides the Christian way. I fond this disgusting and will NOT shop in Walmart anymore!

  28. sarha reed says:

    Oh my gosh! I like to consider myself a Christian and I love the Christmas holiday! However Christianity is not the only religion and it should not have been that big of a deal to someone! Do people forget where Jesus came from? Besides for all those who say they are Christians thou shalt not judge!

  29. Perejenn says:

    People. Get a grip.
    This is a joke paper.
    Like The Onion.

  30. Hugh Mann says:

    “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians – they are so unlike your Christ.” – M.K. Gandhi

  31. carol papineau says:

    I think this is a terrible insult and I won’t ever shop at Walmart again. Geez people! get your heads out from where the sun doesn’t shine!

  32. Brandi Freed says:

    Um, Jesus was Jewish. Get a grip.

  33. Judas says:

    The sad thing is that this is completely believable.

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