If it was the Grinch then he must not be as smart as I thought he was, but then again this did happen in Alabama.

Officers say someone stripped electrical wires off the Norwegian Spruce at Linn Park about 4 a.m. Wednesday, then started a fire. Police believe thieves were attempting to separate the copper wire from the plastic insulation on Christmas decorations.

So did the Spirit of the Season win out over evil doers? I think you know the answer, but just to make sure Santa knows that you know, click below

via Copper thief burns down Ala. city's Christmas tree - Yahoo! News.