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In Boston, a Christmas tree symbolizes a cross-border friendship

Every November, as thousands of Bostonians gather at the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, they pay homage to a giant spruce shipped from Nova Scotia to Boston Common. At first glance, this year was no different. Under a shower of confetti snowflakes, the crowd sang a rousing chorus of Christmas carols as Santa arrived on stage to help Mayor Marty Walsh officially ring in the holiday season.

Massachusetts has plenty of strong, tall pines growing

The origins of the giftMelting animosity

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