Local businesses, let Dickens have the last word

For all the businesses who leave Christmas out of Christmas

Editor, The News:

A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, is a celebration of Christmas and the good it inspires.

It tells of a greedy, stingy businessman who has no place in his life for the spirit of Christmas.

Ebenezer Scrooge says, “If I could work my will,  every idiot who goes about with Merry Christmas on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.”

Through a series of encounters, he is transformed into a man of kindness, generosity and compassion.

Some seem to be devolving from the true meaning of Christmas to a bah-humbug attitude.

Dickens did not write that story.

For all the businesses who leave Christmas out of Christmas (“Happy Holidays”), let Dickens have the last word through his character Tiny Tim: “God bless us everyone.”

Cherryl Katnich

Maple Ridge