Does anyone have any suggestions on how to keep employees from using up too much work time today since it's Cyber Monday? Is it too "bah humbug" to send out a company wide email remininding employees of our internet use policy?
Yes, you can send out the Internet policy, but this is a chance to put a positive "family friendly" spin on it.
After clearing with management, say in the e-mail that because the company knows that employees have holiday stress, you will be more lenient during the holiday season and allow employees to shop during lunch and on breaks.
You might also offer letting employees send the Internet-ordered gifts to your company address so they won't be sitting on the porch when kids come home from school. (Clear this with the mail room manager first, of course).