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Hermie doesn't want to celebrate Christmas on December 25th, so he suggested moving it to a date n days later. Rudolph protested that then Christmas wouldn't happen as often.
Frosty then suggested that the date could be moved n days in the other direction. If Frosty's suggestion was followed, on what day would Christmas fall?
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