Still Clinging After All These Years

Hey, it’s not just guns–“In tough times, Americans cling to Christmas trees.”

Beleaguered Americans may have to trim the size of their Christmas tree this year or cut back on gifts to afford one, but few will do without the holiday centerpiece …

While the Christmas tree may be a sacrosanct part of family festivities for tens of millions of Americans, some consumers are expected to economize on other things to be able to have a tree or downsize to a smaller tree or cheaper variety. …

NCTA spokesman Rick Dungey said that “over the years we’ve found the economy doesn’t impact tree sales that much at all.”

What weird priorities these Americans have! Unemployment is up by 2 percent, and they’re still buying Christmas trees! Sterner measures, one suspects, will have to be taken…

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