Going Green as in The Grinch!


And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more


On December 18, 1966, 38 million people tuned in to CBS-TV to witness the birth of what would become one of the most watched holiday specials in the history of American television–Dr.Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. It was a show that was to become a vivid part of my TV watching childhood. I was troubled by the mean ol’ Grinch who was trying to stop Christmas Day and felt sorry for his cute little dog, Max, who endured his cruelties. Yet, the Grinch taught me a valuable lesson, at an early age, that Christmas was not about the most presents I could get, but the amount of love I carry in my heart and about giving it to others.  And I guess especially this yer. Here’s a new charge to level at Wall Street and the big banks whose woes are plaguing the economy this year: Grinch. With commodity prices tumbling, Santa will get a break this Christmas on the cost of reindeer upkeep. He’ll be flying with a lighter sleigh because a lot of his “helpers” — moms and dads — are feeling broke and worrying about their jobs. A few must-have toys will still find their way under Christmas trees. But overall, it’ll be a season for less giving. With credit tightening and consumer confidence shaky, you know this is going to be a tough year for holiday sales. A forecast that came out this past month from tumbling  Lehman Brothers (now Barclays Capital), puts Internet sales over the upcoming holiday season growing at just 8 percent, compared to 19 percent growth last year (and 26 percent in 2006). That’s still better than the one percent growth in holiday ales expected at physical department stores, but the fourth quarter is make-or-break for many e-commerce sites and the slowdown in growth is not going to help So I thought- Let have the Grinch return!

So “helpers” — moms and dads –, you can still feel the Spirit of Christmas – at half the cost of the ticket With CBT’s new Children Series.. Different cultures have different Christmas traditions, yet all their differences are bonded together by one aspect–love. All the Grinch could think about was the noise of children playing with their new toys and the Whos gathered around the tree singing joyfully for Christmas Day. After ransacking Whoville and stealing every bit of Christmas, the Grinch’s tender moment happens when he realizes it is not about the noise, or the tree trimmings, or the “roast beast” feast, not even the blissful singing.

Christmas is about love and peace for mankind and sharing it with one another, not only on Christmas Day but everyday. Remember-  “When you work, only the love should show, not the work.” How The Grinch Stole Christmas has revealed that love for 30 years and will for many more decades to come.

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