When the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree arrived in New York City on Monday, people rejoiced worldwide -- finally! Some semblance of tradition! But very quickly, those celebrations changed their tune as the state of the tree, a Norway spruce that came from Oneonta, N.Y., was revealed.
It's, well...a little sparse. A bit saggy. Not particularly cheerful.
Ever since the tree was placed in Rockefeller Plaza, it's been called out for its less-than-festive appearance, with most critics likening it to the mood of 2020 as a whole.
The most criticism, though, appeared in the comments directly to the photo posted on the official Rockefeller Center Instagram account. But for those of us who didn't feel like scrolling endlessly to see all the creative ways to bash on a tree, luckily, we have Comments by Celebs.
The cheeky watchdog account also caught Rockefeller Center's response, a pristine clapback that also urged everyone to save their judgments for after the lighting ceremony.
To be fair, the tree did look better before it was chopped down and transported 170 miles...
...and last year's tree looked just as unfortunate before being strung up with lights and tinsel, and that turned out just fine!
We're simply experiencing a moment (albeit a long moment) of history with this pandemic wherein even the tiniest things are being scrutinized down to the branch to find some semblance of comic relief and relatability. And that's OK! Just know that behind every tree joke, there's a social media manager ready with a comeback.