A Mixed Bag For E Xmas

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Christmas in my family comes with its own traditions and lore, which my six siblings and I have relayed to leery new spouses in the odd wedding toast. One of the best stories is the one about my brother storming down the stairs on Christmas Eve in the 1970s demanding to know who stole his $2, because without it he couldn't buy presents. Poor us.

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