By Blythe Copeland, TreeHugger
You might not realize it when you watch them again and again year after year, but some classic holiday films are sending messages above and beyond ‘don’t be a Scrooge.’
If you look a little closer at these 11 great films — from “Gremlins” to “A Christmas Carol” — you’ll see subtle green messages on invasive species, over-the-top electricity usage, public transportation and more.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas”
Whether you go real or fake Christmas tree, Charlie Brown makes it clear that spending more doesn’t mean a better Christmas: “I won’t let all this commercialism ruin my Christmas,” he repeats.
His little tree might have seemed a bit sparse at first, but nothing that a little goodwill couldn’t fix.
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