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There was a little boy named Herman Boo Humbug.
He was quite the sourpuss, quite the selfish little thug.
He was definitely not a cool boy or considered a cool cat;
in fact, he was rather round and what you would call fat.

He hated Christmas with an extra spite
because he was quite frugal and very, very tight.
To him Christmas meant spending too much on a gift
and caused him to spend coins like a big spend thrift.

So tight little Herman hoarded all of the coal;
for every stocking filled with coal was his ultimate goal.
Those snot-nosed children crying over the gifts they got
made his cold heart sing as he jingled his coins alot.

But Herman Boo Humbug felt miserable and lost;
for no one loved a tight-wad, so not a friend had he got.
Until one day underneath his dreary bald tree
he found a present that cost him nothing. It was free!

He found himself smiling as he tore off the red bow
Who sent the gift? Who thought enough of him to make it so?
Inside a box was a golden bell with a great red heart.
The card inside said, "Let this heart be a brand new start.

At Christmas and always Phoebe Goldenrod wants you to know
that she loves you and wants you as her friend not as her foe."
Herman Boo Humbug held the bell and he cried for joy;
a friend he had who had given him the greatest gift for a boy.

So off he went to buy a card at the five and dime store.
He plunked down three ninety five or possibly more.
The card said, "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
This card is a hug from me your chubby little buddy bear."

From that day on, Herman Boo Humbug was not the same.
In fact, he even went as far as to change his old name.
Phoebe and Herman were now true friends, friends to the end;
and he became Herman Lovebug Phoebe's new best friend.

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