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Town up in arms over 'nasty,' 'pitiful' Christmas tree

Pity the poor Christmas tree of Reading, Pennsylvania; disgruntled residents who think the 50-foot spruce is "ugly," "pathetic," and ruining the holidays are raising money to buy a replacement.

The city council president is spearheading the fundraising effort, and the hope is to purchase a bigger and better tree and decorations in time for another lighting ceremony next weekend. The current tree was taken from a city park at the last second, after a crew was unable to drive onto a local farm to pick up their original Christmas tree.

Hope is not entirely lost for the little tree that couldn't; a car dealership in town is looking to save it. To hear the people of Reading share their vitriol toward the rejected tree, watch the clip below. --Catherine Garcia

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