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11 Best Holiday Movies (& Their Subtle Green Messages)

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“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

Dr. Seuss’s environmental feelings are clear from his deforestation classic The Lorax, but the brightly-colored Grinch comes with just as important a message.

After an unsuccessful attempt to steal joy from the Whos down in Whoville by taking everything from their toys to their roast beast, he sums up an anti-consumerism position in one succinct rhyme: “It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags…What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?”

Just something to think about on your next trip to the mall.

Related: Do Something, Give Nothing: The Economics of Holiday Gift Giving

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7:14PM PST on Nov 24, 2012

How about "Scrooged" with Bill Murray and "A Christmas Story" with that little boy who wants a BB gun for Christmas?

12:46PM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

Great Movies, "Its a Wonderful Life."

4:31PM PST on Feb 22, 2012

thanks

2:27AM PST on Feb 13, 2012

Thanks

2:17AM PST on Jan 4, 2012

I can't go a Christmas w/o watching dear old Scrooge.

1:31AM PST on Dec 30, 2011

I like 'Home for christmas' and the Czech Version of Cinderella... It's no christmas without these movies.

8:14AM PST on Dec 29, 2011

thanks

6:25AM PST on Dec 29, 2011

Green, authentic, caring - these are humanity's feel good factors, which is what makes these films caress a common nerve.

2:28PM PST on Dec 28, 2011

thanks. These are great movies!!!!!

9:31AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

Thanks

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