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Column - The agony, joy of Christmas

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There was a time in my life when I never would have believed that Christmas could sneak up on a person.

As a child, portions of every day after Thanksgiving were used to figure out the perfect Christmas list. It was important to list each gift into its appropriate category - Must Have - Sega Genesis, Madden 1995; Wouldn't Mind Having - cowboy hat, chaps, cap pistols and a holster for use while riding horse; Only Get If You Hate Me - sweaters, thermal underwear.


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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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