Europe What's French for Scrooge? Christmas spirit sags in 'City of Lights.'

A majority of French say they're not looking forward to Christmas this year and complain that it's too commercial. A spate of random attacks on crowds in recent days has added to the holiday gloom. 

By , Staff writer

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Hordes of people press against the display windows of Printemps and Galeries Lafayette, Paris’s most venerable department stores. In one window, a group of marionettes float in a winter wonderland; the other features a cluster of hot pink monsters.