The Christmas spirit is slowly coming to towns and the trees will be popping up one by one everywhere in no time. The Rockefeller Center, the famous landmark in New York City, is no exception. In a Twitter post on November 14, the center announced the festive news: “The 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has officially arrived at the Plaza.” The 75 ft spruce came from the town of Oneonta and was accompanied by a police escort.

And… the moment the crane lifted it straight, people were startled by its shabby look. In no time, the tree became a target of mockery, with some people claiming it perfectly captures the year of 2020. Jokes were rolling as if there’s no tomorrow for social media critics, leaving everyone in tears of laughter.

But nobody dares to make fun of the Christmas spirit. And on November 18, 4 days into the sea of criticism, the Rockefeller Center mic-dropped another tweet. Defending their now-famous tree, they wrote: “Wow, you all must look great right after a two-day drive, huh?” Let’s see the full clapback tweet down below and all the hilarious comments that provoked it.

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The Rockefeller Center recently announced its Christmas tree arrived at the Plaza to start the festive season

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is placed every year at the Rockefeller Center in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, United States.

Since 1997, the tree has been erected in mid-November and lit by the Mayor of New York City in a public ceremony on the Wednesday following Thanksgiving. The lighting is broadcast live on NBC’s Christmas following a live entertainment program, so you can imagine what the whole buzz is all about.

But people on social media were less than impressed

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Incredibly, the same “scarce”-looking famous Christmas Norway spruce didn’t arrive alone. It had a tiny holiday surprise inside it—a saw-whet owl, which had been travelling together with the Rockefeller tree from Oneonta, NY for three days.

The owl was taken to Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, where he is being treated and cared for at their facility. The workers at the center said that the bird hadn’t eaten or drank for three days while traveling, so they’re giving him fluids and all the mice he can eat.

And critics wouldn’t stop poking fun at the tree

So finally, the Rockefeller Center clapped back with this response

This is how the Rockefeller’s tree looked last year

And in 2018, the Plaza at Rockefeller Center was decorated with this gleaming tree