Grinch N. Korea Shakes Fist at South's Christmas Lights
Pyongyang is not happy with Christmas tree-shaped tower on border
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2012 4:45 PM CST
The offending 100-foot-tall steel Christmas tree tower with about 30,000 light bulbs, is lit by Christian groups in Gimpo, South Korea, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. The North is not happy.   (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

(Newser) – Dear Whos in Whoville, South Korea can surely feel your pain: It seems that Seoul opted to let Christians light a Christmas tree-shaped tower on the frontline over the weekend. This egregious affront predictably triggered a not-over-the-top-whatsoever response from Mount Crumpit, er, Pyongyang, which is now accusing its southern neighbor of engaging in psychological warfare due to its acute embarrassment earlier this month over the North's staggering victory in managing to get a missile off the ground. Unspecified-but-surely-dire consequences are pending if South Korea doesn't take the tower down; the AP notes that it goes dark Jan. 2.

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Dec 25, 2012 8:20 PM CST
You have to wonder if these people have any contact with the outside world. This place is like Cuba minus the hot girls.
Dec 25, 2012 1:28 PM CST
Ahhh. The should have done the lit middle finger.
Dec 25, 2012 12:10 PM CST
Uh isn't this the guy that TIME called Man of the Year? Seriously? I just do not see why TIME named a man that after trying to bomb us with a rocket that failed. Why would you name him that after trying to do that to USA? It astonishes me. And on top of it, it ends up in Japan territory. My son lives in Japan