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There will be a Christmas tree and a party with cookies, Father Christmas and all of the trimmings this year in Egedalsvænge, a housing estate in the town of Kokkedal north of Copenhagen, even though its residents' association has voted not to pay for it.

Political leaders and private citizens all stepped up and offered to pay for all or part of the Christmas celebrations when they heard of the board's decision.

Jonas Birger-Christensen, a small business owner from Hellerup, has offered both to pay 7,000 kroner for the Christmas party and 7,000 kroner for next year's Eid celebration.


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