The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

The New York Times reveals the Italian origins of one of America's most cherished Christmas traditions.

Last night’s tree lighting at Rockefeller Center signifies, for many of us, the official start to the Christmas season.

Each year, on the first Wednesday of December, we gather in our living rooms across the nation (while a select few of the lucky gather in person) to watch musicians and other celebrities pay homage to this year’s specially selected tree.

Read their noteworthy story now at The New York Times.

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