Rockefeller’s Christmas tree: Twitter calls it the perfect symbol for 2020
In New York tradition, Rockefeller Center decks the halls with an outdoor skating rink & a seventy-five-foot Christmas tree. The massive tree is usually the highlight of the decorations on display around the city. While the Rockefeller tree is usually full of life & branches, this year, it’s the exact opposite.
Rockefeller Center received a tree missing plenty of branches looking like a physical representation of 2020. We aren’t the first to notice the misfit sapling’s poor shape – the internet devoured Rockefeller’s tattered tree. Here are some of the best responses on social media.
Local boy pictured here, picks 2020 Christmas tree for Rockefeller Center. Bystanders are overheard saying, "Good greif". pic.twitter.com/w7dOUNiz3F
— rMag43 (@MaglingerRyan) November 19, 2020
Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown
While a physical representation of 2020 is accurate, we can only imagine Charlie Brown personally picking out the tree for the iconic New York tradition.
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
Where it started
The Rockefeller Center tweeted a photo of the tree back in November, and man 2020 took a toll on everything. It prompts us to wonder: how did it get so damaged in less than a week? Maybe FedEx delivered it.
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
This tree definitely looks like it pulled an all-nighter the night before its big midterm.
I was today years old when I found out the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center has branches added to it. The tree gets extensions. pic.twitter.com/EVHMv7qSPS
— Scrambled Megz (@Megs_Not_Here) November 16, 2020
Needs to get some work done
The Rockefeller Christmas tree: what was supposed to be a symbol of hope for New York still needs a few more touches. All it needs are some lights, ornaments, and a few extensions, and it will look as good as new.
The only thing the city had to look forward to was the Rockefeller Christmas tree to pick up everyone’s spirits and they even fu*ked that up…….. ￼ pic.twitter.com/KrYTKo9os5
— Tina40 (@RealTina40) November 18, 2020
The results are in
We just hope they quarantined the tree for two weeks and it hasn’t received another positive test.
mentally i'm the rockefeller christmas tree pic.twitter.com/5CV4FlgnLO
— elisa (@elisasokoli) November 18, 2020
Mentally, we’re the Rockefeller Christmas tree
We agree. With the whole world seemingly set to go back on lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic ruining holiday plans, our mental state is the Rockefeller Christmas tree.
Saw the Rockefeller Christmas tree is being put up, thought it needed more on brand music. #2020 pic.twitter.com/NaCAvMoq1T
— Miles Garrett WSBT (@MilesGarrettTV) November 18, 2020
The right song for the tree
This is the only song allowed to play in Rockefeller Center. The kazoo & recorder arrangement of “Somewhere in My Memory” is the tree’s theme song. Also, a better Rockefeller tree is somewhere in our memory.
The Rockefeller Christmas tree owl is so freaking adorable!! pic.twitter.com/ESWSDMmctl
— G. E. Gallas (@gegallas) November 19, 2020
It’s so cute we want to die
After a long journey from upstate New York, the construction crew found a tiny adorable owl in the Rockefeller Christmas tree. This little guy is so cute and maybe is a sign of good things to come next year. The photos of the owl, named Rockefeller by the construction crew, just prove that owls are the best birds.
According to People Magazine, Rockefeller adult male Saw-whet owl is currently in excellent health and was transported to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center. The wildlife center is giving him a check-up and something to eat before releasing him in the wild. He was found in the tree after a three-day journey without food.