Christmas is here to stay in Minneapolis, despite some adamant requests by a peculiar green fellow at City Hall.

As a promotion for the Children's Theater Show "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," the Grinch himself asked Mayor R.T. Rybak to do away with the holiday. Rybak refused, but agreed to a compromise ban on fruitcake.

Photo credit: Renee Jones Schneider

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