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5 Disturbing Morals of Popular Christmas Stories

It’s that time of year—time once again to learn the true meaning of Christmas by watching Elf every day for a month.

We get a lot of our morals from holiday movies, songs, and stories. They teach us to be kind, selfless, and giving. Or at least, some of them do. Others impart bonkers, off-the-wall messages that will surely lead society to ruin. Here are just five classic holiday stories with sinister takeaways masquerading as “life lessons.”