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and windows. In many countries, it was believed that Pittsburgh Steelers Christmas Tree sweatshirt evergreens would keep away witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and illness. I always get in the Christmas spirit and celebrate friends and family. The season makes me extra mindful to have plenty of smaller denominations of currency to put in beggars’ cups. We also give the garbage crew a fairly large annual “tip” for Christmas but, I admit, it’s actually a bribe to ensure they show up most weeks to pick up the garbage. There’s also the Christmas carolers who appear at the front gate and sing for us and won’t leave until they’re paid. That tradition is more like Halloween trick-or-treating than Christmas yuletide.