THE ROCK TREE IS HERE! The arrival of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree officially ushers in the holiday season in New York City. The NYPD tweeted Friday night showing the tree being escorted on the streets of Manhattan. https://t.co/UZAszjTuuw pic.twitter.com/IzRr4okYr6— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) November 14, 2020
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, ladies and gentlemen! Let’s give 2020 a round of applause. pic.twitter.com/kRt8qCNudo— Liam Stack (@liamstack) November 17, 2020
the christmas tree for rockefeller center looks like they forgot there was an assignment due and this was the best they could find pic.twitter.com/Pset0aW9EW— blake ?? (@blakewillsonn) November 18, 2020
In true 2020 form, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree looks like it tried to cut its own hair pic.twitter.com/HEV0OImQ7u— Chris Ryan ?️? (@HiChrisRyan) November 15, 2020
This year’s tree is being compared to the sad little tree from A Charlie Brown Christmas. All that tree needed was a few ornaments, Linus’ blanket and a little bit of a love. The same cannot be said for the Rockefeller Christmas Tree.
The 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree looks like one of those really old tree people in “Lord of the Rings” that just wanders off into the forest to die— Liam Stack (@liamstack) November 17, 2020
Charlie Brown: I have the saddest Christmas Tree.Rockefeller Center: Hold my beer. https://t.co/OexnJvaf86— Emily Brandwin (@CIAspygirl) November 17, 2020
Me with the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.2020 (Colourised) pic.twitter.com/8Eh2XvAf74— Gremlin ??????????????? (@Psygremlin) November 18, 2020
Newly released video of 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree raising pic.twitter.com/m4TmPT1uhx— John Sez Wear Your ???? ???? (@JAG_atthebeach) November 18, 2020
Like everything in 2020, the tree started the year looking much better than how it ended the year.
BE NICE TO THE ROCKEFELLER CENTER CHRISTMAS TREE, IT’S TRYING ITS BEST! pic.twitter.com/NgOX1PiQgw— j o r d a n (@sassyzeni) November 17, 2020
[video_embed id='2089028']RELATED: Early Christmas decorating could cause tree shortage[/video_embed]The 75 foot tall, 11-tonne Norway Spruce was cut down in Oneonta, New York and spent several days wrapped up as it made its journey to Manhattan. Each year, trees are submitted for consideration and this year the tree was selected from the front yard of Oneonta resident Al Dick. It’s important to note that the tree looked impressive before it was transported. Traveling in 2020 is hard for everyone and everything. You did well, Dick family.
Ladies and Gentlemen - the Christmas tree has arrived at Rockefeller Center in NYC. Left pic is how it looked when it was cut down. Right pic is how it arrived.Welcome to 2020. pic.twitter.com/bKSq87BVP1— ? Depoetic (@Depoetic) November 17, 2020
In a statement by Rob Speyer, the president and chief executive officer of Tishman Speyer, the company that owns Rockefeller Center, the importance of the almost 100-year-old tradition was reiterated. "The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree always represents the holiday season, but it has also stood tall as a symbol of hope, resilience, and New York’s enduring spirit, from the Great Depression to 9/11, Superstorm Sandy through today,” said Speyer. “2020 has been a difficult year, but New Yorkers have persevered, and we are determined to come back better and stronger. We are particularly proud to continue the joyous tradition this year.”This year there will not be any public access to the tree lighting ceremony and instead holiday fans can view the tree during NBC’s special broadcast of Christmas in Rockefeller Center. Tourists will still be able to see the decorated tree in Rockefeller Center, which will be covered with 50,000 multicolor LED lights and 3 million Swarovski crystals.The tree will likely look much fuller and impressive once extensions and lights have been added and the limbs have had time to relax after days of being wrapped up for their journey. But let’s all agree that the tree should be enjoyed on TV and not in person, okay?
Say hello to the 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree! Hailing from Oneonta, NY, this Norway Spruce will arrive at Rockefeller Center this Saturday, November 14 to kick off the holiday season.How tall do you think this year’s tree is? pic.twitter.com/UMmxiY3toV— Rockefeller Center (@rockcenternyc) November 11, 2020
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The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree looks like that because YALL SHOULDN’T BE GOING OUT TO SEE A TREE IN A PANDEMIC.— ☽ (@lexdelaluna) November 18, 2020