The Washington Times - December 19, 2008, 07:17AM

Police forces in cities around the country are reporting an increase in Christmas tree theft that is believed to be spurred by the economic downturn, CNN Money is reporting.

This could inspire a new version of traditional Christmas carol:

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O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree

These really are hard times

I can’t afford to purchase you

So I’ll sneak you out the store.

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree

These really are hard times

 

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree

The cops are knocking loudly

They heard about my theft of you

From my loud-mouthed ex-bookie

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree

The cops are knocking loudly

 

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree

I’m sitting in the hoosegow

With a 6-foot-6 longshoreman

Who thinks I am his “Blankey”

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree

I’m sitting in the hoosegow