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Council officials teach town a lesson after complaints over crap Christmas tree

The true spirit of Christmas.

REMEMBER THIS CHRISTMAS tree in the US town of Reading, Pennsylvania?

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Residents there were so disappointed in it that they campaigned to have it removed and replace with something a little more festive.

That’s hardly the Christmas spirit, is it?

So, despite initially deciding to take the tree down and replace it with a better one, loval officials have instead elected to leave the poor old thing where it is, and light it with a single red bulb.

The red bulb is a reference to the beloved US Christmas Peanuts holiday tale, in which Charlie Brown decorates his scrawny tree with just one bauble in protest over the commercialism of Christmas.

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The city has issued a statement saying the 50-foot Norwegian pine will receive its one ornament during a rededication ceremony next week.

- Additional reporting by AP

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