Christmas is supposed to be the season for giving, not for taking, but some home owners in the valley might beg to differ after the weekend.
At least two residents went on social media to complain that their front lawn Christmas decorations were stolen early Sunday morning.
"That's disappointing behaviour," responded RCMP Staff Sergeant Kevin Charles, who heads up the Drumheller detachment. "We can simply encourage people to watch out for your neighbors and if you see any suspicious behaviour, please call police."
"Like any other suspicious behaviour, if you see someone in your area who doesn't belong or anyone trespassing on your or your neighbor's property, please call police and we'll take a drive by and see if we can determine who they are and what they are doing in the area."
Charles suspects it could be the rsult of the poor economy, with people who can't afford Christmas decorations themselves deciding to steal someone else's, but he still says that's no excuse.
"There are so many support programs and agencies in town that can assist you if you're in financial trouble, if you need help with something for you or your family," he pointed out. "There are support services in place that will help you."
Charles thinks perhaps someone is too proud to ask for help, but he also wonders how you can be proud about being a thief.