Sacramento, Calif., resident John Marcotte is hoping to spread a little Christmas cheer, one cookie at a time.
To counter the commercialism often associated with Christmas, Marcotte started "The Cookie Project."
The 40-year-old is organizing volunteers to bake, bag, and deliver cookies to low-paid employees who have to work on Christmas.
He said he hopes the cookies will send a message to their bosses and executives who feel opening on Christmas Day is necessary for business.
"There should be at least one or two days when everyone, no matter how much or how little you make, can have a day to go home with their family," Marcotte said.
"We don't need a gingerbread latte. We don't need a grande burrito," he added. "Let those people who work at those establishments spend some time with their families on Christmas."
Marcotte said he's open to new cookie recipes, which can be submitted on The Cookie Project website.
The site also includes a volunteer sign up, as well as a "naughty list" of employers who are making people work on Christmas.