JP Morgan Chase quickly became known as the scrooge of the banking industry when it ordered a Christmas tree removed from the lobby of the Chase bank in Southlake, TX (JPMorgan Chase says Christmas tree offensive) but it appears that someone in corporate has had a change of heart regarding the removal of this holiday icon.

The Christmas tree was a gift from local businessman Antonio Morales because, as he told CBS 11 news:  “I want the bank that I bank at to always have a beautiful tree.”

After corporate caught wind of the structure, and claimed people found the Christmas tree to be offensive,
instructions were to take it down – and Mr. Morales complied.

Dallas-Fort Worth radio station KRLD 1080 AM released a recorded statement from Mr. Greg Hassell, spokesperson for JPMorgan Chase, who initially said: “We appreciate the thoughtful gesture from Mr. Morales, but unfortunately we’re unable to keep that 9 foot tree on display for the remainder of the season.”

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