Are the Christmas Scrooges really that bad?

By Tanner Ames Posted December 20, 2013

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen, and then obviously we all know Rudolph. There are so many Christmas characters that many enjoy. There’s Hermie, the elf who wants to be a dentist, then there’s Frosty the snowman. You know Jack Frost and Old Saint Nick. Who is your favorite? Although many hate all those grumpy creatures like Scrooge or the Grinch, however, I believe that they are the characters that show the true meaning of Christmas the best.

The Grinch, for instance, is my absolute favorite Christmas character. Sure he tries to steal Christmas, but he realizes that Christmas isn’t about all the decorated trees or any of those fabulous presents. Those are just the icing on the cake. He brings back Christmas, and he learns that Christmas isn’t such a bad thing. That’s what people really need; is to learn that Christmas is about family and friends. It is nice to have a little icing, but in the end, is it really what you want?

Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge is another good character to know about. Who hates Christmas more? A lot more people actually, because Mr. Scrooge learns to give love to those who need it, unlike his childhood. He learns that money doesn’t solve any problems and that more people need it than him. He ends up having an amazing Christmas with family and those in need. He learns that not everybody hates him, so he learns to love; so many others don’t hate him.

Obviously, there are many other villains in Christmas movies who learn that all you need is family and friends, so are they really that bad? I think that if they learn, and make everything better, they are the hero, who everyone should acknowledge.