I don’t care what my fellow sarcastic bloggers say about getting into the holiday spirit, there’s nothing wrong with it. It’s fun. It’s awesome. And since A Charlie Brown Christmas Story has already aired this year on ABC, the next step on my Christmas checklist is watching the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. I’ll be watching the event on television (NBC 7 PM EST), comfortably sitting on my couch with a mug of hot chocolate and a beer. No, I’m not going to be there in person. Because while I’m an alcoholic romantic about some things, I’m not an idiot–Rockefeller Center is going to be packed.
For those of you who’ve always wanted to see the tree in person, I would suggest not going. Some things just aren’t worth it (like going to Times Square for New Year’s Eve).
If you’re really looking to understand the magnitude and size of this year’s 80-foot tree, look no further than our infographic that compares the tree to other iconic New York City places and things.This is just a small preview. View full version here