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Goodbye Halloween; Hello 92-foot Christmas tree

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One day after Halloween, still spooked from the sugar shock of a high-calorie haunting, SoCal shoppers were asked Thursday to digest a 92-foot Christmas tree, and all the gift-wrapped casseroles it implies.

The OC Register reports that 10 workers spent three hours unloading a half-century old white fir for a mall holiday display at Newport Beach's Fashion Island.

The towering tree trekked from Mount Shasta early on Nov. 1 and began the transformation from carbon dioxide-eating conifer into ornamented showpiece.

The OC tree, one of the tallest installations in the country, officially goes up mid-month and will be used for firewood and mulch when it comes down in January.

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