If you buy a real Christmas tree each year like my family does, you may wonder what you should be looking for? Obviously, you don't want a tree that's 3 feet taller than your ceiling, but which trees last longer, or smell better, or have softer needles that don't pinch your feet when you're walking barefoot in the house.
The Christmas Tree Lighting in Rockefeller Center in New York City is a tradition each year. In fact, a couple of years ago, my daughter was in New York City when they were putting up the tree and sent back some on-the-spot photos of the tree being transported to its standing place in Manhattan. The tree lighting and TV broadcast are this week.
New York City during the Christmas season has quite a feel of holiday excitement. From the huge Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center and skaters to the incredible storefront decorations, it's truly unique. And, of course it's even more dramatic at night.
One sure sign of the holidays is the Christmas tree lighting at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City. This year's tree has a special meaning, as it survived the torrential winds and floods of Hurricane Sandy. My daughter was in New York City yesterday when the tree arrived and sent me this photo.
We all have our favorite Christmas tree ornaments, unless you let the family decorate the tree and just sit back and say, "Looks nice" when it's done. I always help decorate the tree with the family, and like doing it (except when the lights won't work and you can't find out why).