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HOW THE TRADITION OF PUTTING AN ANGEL ON TOP OF THE

IT SEEMS THAT IT WAS AN EXCEPTIONALLY BUSY CHRISTMAS FOR SANTA CLAUS.
HIS ELVES WERE ON STRIKE AND HIS REINDEER WERE UNUSUALLY STUBBORN. HE
WAS JUST ABOUT TO GIVE UP IN FRUSTRATION AND CANCEL CHRISTMAS WHEN
THERE WAS A KNOCK ON THE DOOR. SANTA OPENED THE DOOR TO FIND AN ANGEL
WITH THE CHRISTMAS TREE HE HAD ORDERED. IT WAS 2 WEEKS LATE. THE
ANGEL ASKED WHERE HE WANTED THE TREE. UNABLE TO CONTROL HIMSELF ANY
LONGER HE SHOUTED "I'LL TELL YOU WHERE YOU CAN STICK THE DAMN TREE".
AND THAT'S HOW THE ANGEL GOT TO BE ON TOP OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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