11 Best Holiday Movies (and Their Subtle Green Messages)

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You might not realize it when you watch them again and again year after year, but some classic holiday movies are sending messages above and beyond 'don't be a Scrooge.'

If you look a little closer at these 11 great films -- from "Gremlins" to "A Christmas Carol" -- you'll see subtle green messages on invasive species, over-the-top electricity usage, public transportation and more.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Whether you go real or fake Christmas tree, Charlie Brown makes it clear that spending more doesn't mean a better Christmas: "I won't let all this commercialism ruin my Christmas," he repeats.

His little tree might have seemed a bit sparse at first, but nothing that a little goodwill couldn't fix.

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