Well, they did it again! The Grinches on the City Council and their Grinchy staff have trashed another Santa Monica Christmas tradition; first the Christmas story scenes and now the beautifully-decorated Christmas tree on the Third Street Promenade enjoyed by residents, tourists and children alike (“Downtown X-mas tree may run afoul of local law,” Oct. 31). Maybe we can string some lights on that rusty eyesore on the lawn near City Hall.

Since the city Grinches have been so successful in eliminating Christmas traditions in Santa Monica, perhaps we should send them to New York City to bring down the traditional Christmas tree in the Rockefeller Center. Why should NYC have such a big tree on display and we have none?


Don Wagner

Santa Monica


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