Ever since I was a kid (a good, long time ago) Christmas has always been associated with the iconic Salvation Army Christmas kettle and a volunteer bell ringer. Sleigh bells. C'mon, it's Christmas.
Apparently some in Toronto see it differently. CBC News reports that two of Toronto's largest malls, Eaton Centre and Fairview, are banning the Sally Ann bells, citing noise complaints.
Seriously, what are they doing? Bursting eardrums? Hardly. Besides, it's not like all those merchants aren't cashing in big time on the whole Christmas thing. It seems to me Christmas needs more Sally Ann, not less: