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Sandberg, it turned out, grew up in Chicago chopping her own Christmas trees, baking cookies, and warming herself by a fire.

"When I came to South Florida, I didn't have all that," she said. She could imitate it, even going so far as to turn the air conditioning on in her house so she could build a fire in her fireplace. But there was always a missing ingredient. No one ever wished her happy holidays.

"To me, Christmas is for everyone," she told a room that included Sagar Salapaka, Yakov Grinshpun, Xeufan Liu, and Shalom Moldavski. "I want to pass the gift of Christmas to you."

Tailpipe offered heartfelt holiday wishes. Then he took the gift and deposited it under a tree somewhere, knowing the way a child who has eaten too many candy canes knows that, thank God, it was time to shut the holidays down for another year.

— As told to Edmund Newton

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