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Weigh In: Fake Macy’s tree and other holiday traditions

The Macy's Christmas Tree in 2012, when it fell as it was being lowered. Which might have something to do with the tree being placed in the parking lot this year.

The Macy's Christmas Tree in 2012, when it fell as it was being lowered. Which might have something to do with the tree being placed in the parking lot this year.

Warning: Christmas tree purists might want to skip this post. Macy’s revealed yesterday that for the first time in more than six decades, the Great Tree will be a fake.

Another Macy’s decision that could upset some: The tree will no longer be placed on top of the store at Lenox Mall, but in the parking lot.

Treegate 2013 made us wonder about some other revised holiday traditions:

  • No turkey on Thanksgiving: There’s been a movement of late amongst animal rights activists — and people who just hate the taste of turkey — to promote a turkey-free Thanksgiving. Alternatives including Tofurkey — a turkey made out of tofu, yum! — lasagna and cashew nut roast have all been offered up as main dish alternatives to the classic bird of the day.
  • No-gift Christmas: Seriously. We know most people can’t imagine waking up on Dec. 25 …

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