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The most hilarious reactions to New York’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

The tree has been met with much trolling. It is also getting branch extensions.

By
Collier Sutter
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New Yorkers can be a tough crowd when it comes to their traditions.

The annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, displayed every year between West 49th and 50th streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues, is one of New York’s most famous rituals.

Rockefeller Center posted a photo this week of the famed Christmas tree arriving in New York City. 

This year, with many holiday traditions called off due the pandemic, there was an even greater anticipation for the tree’s big arrival in the city.

Unfortunately, when the raggedy-looking spruce arrived on Saturday, New Yorkers were ruthless. Deeply perplexed by the less than lush Christmas tree, many sounded off on Twitter regarding its looks and it being the perfect metaphor for 2020.

Rockefeller Center came to the 75-foot spruce's defense on Wednesday with a lighthearted tweet.

On Thursday afternoon, days after the tree's initial reveal, spectators noticed an on-site crew filling in holes with the tree version of hair extensions. Yup, the tree's getting branch extensions. Many others came to its defense.  

Wherever you stand, just remember, without this year's Charlie Brown tree there would have been no tiny owl.

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