Community Comes Together to Decorate Ugly Christmas Tree

Reading, Pennsylvania residents transformed their real-life Charlie Brown tree.
1:47 | 12/22/14

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Don't suffer the Coughequences. Finally tonight, an update to a story we recently told you about. A Christmas tree so ugly, it was about to get the ax. But then the town decided to embrace their inner Charlie brown. Ugly, pitiful, pathetic, there wasn't any other way to describe it. Asquirrel wouldn't even go into the tree. Yes, even the squirrels hated it. Reading, Pennsylvania, was stuck with a real-life Charlie brown tree. Good grief! It became an embarrassing reminder of tough times. This once-powerful manufacturing hub, not too long ago, named the poorest city in the country. We want to have the tree look good for the city. But just as workers were about to replace the tree, a Christmas miracle. ? Good tidings for Christmas ? ? and a happy new year ? The good people of Reading had a change of heart. Coming together last night to decorate the branches. This ugly tree was their ugly tree. I love it. I think it's the greatest thing ever. Somebody got to love it. A symbol of transformation and potential. Hope for a city through a Christmas tree that even a squirrel could love. And the new tree was given a new home in another part of town. So the town now has one perfect and one not to perfect tree. "Gma," first thing in the morning. David is back here tomorrow night.

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