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BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) Urban Outfitters is coming under fire once again for some controversial slogans.

A North Carolina father pulled his 13-year-old daughter's Urban Outfitters' holiday catalog out of the mail and was shocked to learn what the store was selling, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.

Some of the retailer's holiday slogans include "Merry Christmas B*****s!" and "Let's F****** Reminisce." The slogans appear on wrapping paper and photo albums.

The expletive-laden gag gifts are hardly a new concept for Urban Outfitters. The store is also known for selling flasks and glasses that use some colorful language to celebrate drinking.

Urban Outfitters has come under fire several times in recent years. In 2010, the store yanked a graphic t-shirt that read "Eat Less" from its website after backlash from critics who complained that it encouraged eating disorders among women.

Also in 2010, Urban Outfitters was caught marketing a buttoned shirt on its website as "Obama/Black." The retailer called the description an "error" and apologized for offending anyone.

In 2003 African-American leaders blasted the company for releasing a Monopoly parody board game called Ghettopoly.

That same year Urban Outfitters drew the ire of the Anti-Defamation League when it began selling a T-shirt featuring the phrase "Everyone Loves a Jewish Girl" surrounded by dollar signs.

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