A U.K. mayor made an impromptu speech at the local Christmas tree lighting event.
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But her words didn't spark the magic of Christmas, instead she did the opposite.
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Mayor Christine Jeffries told kids that Santa didn't have time to deliver their toys this year.
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Like a regular Scrooge, she told them that their parents would actually set out the presents.
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The kids were surprised and parents were aghast.
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Christmas tree lightings are supposed to be family-friendly fun events, but this one didn't start off the season right.
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Fireworks ended the ceremony, and the speech may have ended the mayor's political career.
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