The first Christmas in six years without the world being at war; there is hope, there is remembrance, and there is uncertainty.
The store's family-feel is reinforced weekly with the publication of "Store Chat," but it takes effort. So does social justice. The Elevator Captain, the Editor, the Columnist, an Elevator Operator and her young son all strive for the renewed potential of Christmas in peacetime.
The wiki page for Famous-Barr is under development, and offers very little information about the long history, and amazing importance of the company. See here for a posting I have made summarizing some facts I obtained from first-hand sources.