19 Nov 2020

Rockefeller Centre Christmas tree the newest victim of 2020

From Morning Report, 8:56 am on 19 November 2020

It's almost Christmas in New York but this year the famous Rockefeller Centre Christmas tree isn't bringing much festive cheer.

As the giant Norway spruce was unwrapped after its two day journey, branches appeared to fall off.

Social media users mocked the travel-weary specimen; with one user tweeting "even the Rockefeller Center christmas tree has had enough of 2020".

The Christmas Tree itself has taken umbrage to the online onslaught, tweeting via The Rockefeller Center : "Wow, you all must look great right after a two-day drive, huh? Just wait until I get my lights on!"

Claire Lampen from The Cut at New York Magazine speaks to Susie Ferguson.