The financial crisis is the Grinch who stole Christmas. Not that the Copenhageners are that hung up on traditions to begin with, but this year has been especially bleak. Hotel D'Angleterre, crown of the Kings Square, used to top themselves each year with elaborate Christmas decorations. Jean Paul Gaultier one year doing a big, glittery reindeer-run-amok scene, in true Christmas spirit. Now there is not so much as a sprinkle of pine on the balconies.
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