Hey Scrooge, where's your Christmas spirit? For me and my family, it doesn't really feel like Christmas until we're boycotting at least a dozen stores.
While I’m sure boycotting works, it’s not really my style. I believe in taking positive action to promote what we DO want. So, I’ve started a campaign to save Christmas by giving away a Christmas novel “Miss Humbug” at www.MissHumbug.com . The idea is to spread the true meaning of Christmas and give other people a fun way of keeping it alive. Those who tell others about the site will receive it in audio format as well.
The book is about one woman’s quest to understand and implement the time-tested values that Christmas symbolizes - generosity, love, kindness, and peace. The way I see it, we have two choices. We can throw away the symbol because it has become corrupt or we can restore it to its former greatness. Some say we should eliminate Christmas because a few might be offended. Others say to abolish it because it has become corrupt. But what if we could restore it? Would any find offense at the original icon? I’ve never met anyone who’s offended by peace, love, unity, and generosity. I’m sure there are some people out there who live in diametric opposition to these principles. But do we want to cater to them as a society? Do we want to foster the antithesis of these principles? I think not.
Along with the heroine of the story, I hope readers will come away understanding that it’s the small and simple things that bring great things to pass. It’s not the gizmos and gifts or tinsel and trees that make Christmas so influential. It’s those Christ-like values that illuminate a darkening world. We need them now more than ever!