Thanks to the recession, cities across the United States from California to South Carolina have scaled back their Christmas celebration spending, and in some cases, it shows.
Concord, California's Christmas tree garnered national attention for its puniness, after the city decided to decorate a living evergreen tree in its city plaza instead of paying $28,000 to install a cut tree.
The thin, crooked tree stands about 30 feet tall. Its needles have either turned brown or fallen off. Its...Full Story