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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mr. Magoo's Christmas carol Goof up: the tree

The Cratchits repeatedly wish they could have a Christmas tree. In 1843, when "A Christmas Carol" was published and presumably takes place, the German custom of having a Christmas tree in the house was just being introduced to England among the upper classes, and would not have been well known to working class families such as the Cratchits.

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