First it was Scrooge. Then it was the Grinch. Who’s next? – SCN Encourager

By Tom Page, SCN Founder | Holidays & Seasons

Maybe Scrooge can carry around Christmas in his heart 365/24/7.

But am I the only one who thinks doing this is kinda hard?

I guess getting into the true spirt of the season at the 11th hour is always possible, though.

Even the Grinch caved.

Giving us yet another popular holiday-transformational story.

In contrast to Scrooge and the Grinch, however, Tiny Tim never needed an attitude adjustment, a-ha moment, or a Hollywood personality transplant to turn up the volume about Christmas.

He was into the program from the get-go.

In the model of the best school communicator, he was able to enthusiastically share the meaning of the season with considerable emotion… and in only four words!

How can you not be impressed?

Tiny Tim can express a spot-on holiday greeting using about 80% fewer words than most!

(Note to self…)

Tiny Tim’s message isn’t the only four-word holiday greeting in circulation, though.

This one from Ogden Nash is a topper in my book.

This one still leaves a little room for a good “bah, humbug!”

You gotta like that!

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –





About the Author

Prior to launching SCN I was the communications director for Holland Public Schools in Holland, Michigan for 20 years. The challenges for in-the-trenches school communicators are many – and if I can help you in any way, give me a call. I'm a former teacher and I've managed more than 100 election campaigns of all types and sizes over the years. (I was even featured in the Wall Street Journal... a very, very slow news day, no doubt!) I created the School Communicators Network because I believe the noble purpose of education deserves the best marketing and PR possible. And there's a lot of talent and expertise we can tap into! I'm also convinced we can support each other while remaining human and having fun, too. You can reach me at

Leave a Comment:

Leave a Comment: