Ugly Christmas Tree ‘Ruining Holiday Spirit’

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A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly.
    
Reading’s spindly 50-foot spruce drew the ire of residents who said it was ruining their holiday spirit.
    
Now a group led by the city council president is raising money to buy and decorate a more impressive replacement. The current tree is topped with a lighted pretzel, a nod to the area’s many bakeries.
    
The puny pine was a last-minute stand-in taken from a city park. The city had planned to get its tree from a farm, but the owner wouldn’t let the crews drive on the wet ground when they went to pick it up.
    
Officials are hoping to have a do-over tree lighting ceremony next weekend.

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