The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is Now Lighted!

       The annual celebration surrounding the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center did indeed happen last night.  A little about the tree first: it’s a 9 ton, 74-foot high, 40-foot diameter Norway spruce that had been growing in Mahopac, New York, on the property of a member of FDNY, and a first responder on 9/11.  It’s been decorated with more than five miles of lights (30,000 bulbs) which with the star on top are the only decorations.  After the holidays, the tree is recycled and provided to Habitat for Humanity to build homes for the needy. 

       The ceremony, broadcast on NBC and attended by an estimated  500,000 people, was hosted by Natalie Morales and Al Roker of NBC, and included performances by Josh Groban (one of my wife’s favorites), Boyz II Men, Sheryl Crow, Kylie Minogue, Annie Lennox, Mariah Carey, and of course the Radio City Rockettes. 

       Whether or not you watched the ceremony, the tree merits a personal visit… 

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my website,  In the near future, I’ll have excerpts of my books that you can read, accessible on my site.  I hope you check it out!   

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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