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North Texas City's Giant Christmas Tree Falls, No One Hurt

McKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - McKinney's 34-foot tall blue spruce Christmas tree fell Thursday afternoon.

Strong winds were said to be the culprit as it was a very windy day with gusts up to 40 miles per hour.

McKinney Christmas tree falls over
McKinney Christmas tree falls over (Chopper 11)

No one was hurt when it fell.

Downtown McKinney tweeted, "Humbug! Our downtown Christmas tree has taken a tumble. Either the Grinch is in McKinney or the strong winds are to blame. Regardless, this will not dampen our festivities tonight. Please be careful near the area as we figure out how to proceed with our toppled tree."

The Christmas tree was later removed and replaced with two smaller trees and inflatable Grinch.

No word on if the tree or another tree will return to the spot before Christmas.

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