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The Xmas star still shines: Ghosts of New York City’s Christmases past

The Xmas star still shines: Ghosts of New York City’s Christmases past
New York City has almost singularly shaped the American Christmas tradition.

(Daily News) New York City has almost singularly shaped the American Christmas tradition.The good news inside the bad news is that as long as New York’s been New York, we’ve faced Christmases in terrible years and persevered.Many of New York’s merriest traditions, like the first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and the Rockettes’ debut at Radio City, emerged during the pit of the Great Depression, when Hoovervilles dotted Central Park.Keep your chin up, New York.

xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> The front page from Daily News's first Christmas paper.There will be sorrow tomorrow, but there will also be gifts, prayer, laughter and better days around the bend.

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