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These include the replacement of "Happy Christmas" with "Merry Christmas;" the orthographic mutations of Moore's "Donder and Blitzen" to "Donner"/"Dunder," and "Blixem"/"Blixen;" some inserted archaisms ("spoke" to "spake," "jerk" to "jirk"); amplifications of diction ("dressed all in fur" to "trimmed up in fur"); and slight bowdlerisations ("settled our brains" to "settled down").