• Your tree is beautiful, Jeanette!

    The one in NYC is always fun to see even when it’s on TV. In my home town, okay, cite, Denver, the entire civic center is done with Christmas and Hanukkah decorations. As a kid, my mom would take my brother and me to see it every year.

    • I have yet to see the NYC tree myself but sure would like to. I’ll bet you had fun with your mom and your brother at Christmas time in Denver thou. 🙂

    • Glynis — every city has its “tree,” which is just as special to their residents as ours is to New Yorkers.

  • Jacqueline Gum

    What a wonderful tour of tress! They are magnificent…including and especially yours! Merry Christmas Jeannette:)

    • I thought so too Jacquie and to think she had her own tree delivered. How cool is that. 🙂

    • Thanks, Jacquie. I’ll soon be taking my tree down and that’s sad.

  • Lovely post Jeannette. I grew up on Lawng Island and we often went into the city for either Thanksgiving or Christmas. I have to say thinking back, everyone should have the opportunity to do so at that time of year if no other time. Your pictures have put me right back in time.

    I did NOT know you could order trees online! What a hoot. And all these decorated trees are truly beautiful.

    Merry Christmas Jeannette.

    • That must have been a wonderful time for you at Christmas time on Long Island. I love it too that she had her tree delivered. It just the coolest thing. 🙂

    • Happy New Year, Pat. I grew up on Lawng (Long, to those uninitiated in New York accents), too, as you know. I love Christmas in New York.

  • All these trees are beautiful. Especially yours. You have a lovely collection of ornaments. I did not know you could order Christmas trees online. Although I once had a wreath delivered, a gift from the company I worked for, and it was gorgeous. We’re in a rental house for the winter. I’ve put up a few decorations but no tree. I miss it.

    • Aw, I would miss my tree. I agree Jeannette really gave us a great tour. Her own tree is pretty special too. 🙂

    • Donna — thank you. I know, every year I think no more tree but I have so many ornaments that friends have given me that I always put one up. I love the memories of my friends giving them to me.

  • Lea

    Hi Jeannette,

    You took some really great pictures. I haven’t been able to make it out this year to visit the year but your pictures are a great substitute. I like your christmas tree also.

    Wow, I had no idea you could purchase real trees online, especially fresher ones. But in this day and age I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. It looks great.

    Happy Holidays,
    ~Lea

    • Hi Lea and welcome. They really are pretty cool images. It does give you sense of being there. I agree, ordering your tree and having it delivered is the best thing ever. 🙂

    • Thanks, Lea. It was fun — although bruising getting through the crowds at the tree. Happy New Year!

  • Hello Jeannette
    You really took us with you on streets and parks to see some spectacular scenes. The lighting is amazing and I was surprised to see this much big tree with 25ooo lights.
    All photos are lovely and thank you for struggling to take such amazing photos.
    I wish that new year will bring nice gifts for us. I hope the people who are displaced from their homes they will get back. I hope we will all see the peace prevailing in world during next year.

    Its nice to have a fresh tree without much effort. Your tree is also looking so nice.

    Thank you for a great post and lovely photos.

    Shared on Facebook in a group.

    • I agree with on all that you said Anna. Wouldn’t it be nice to visit NYC at holiday time? 🙂

      • Unfortunately, we do not have holidays right now, when whole world is full of colors and lights :'(

        • Then we (you and I) will find another way to celebrate and find joy. Happy New Year my friend. 🙂

          • Thank you and Happy New Year to you as well. Still we have 1.5 hours to go.

          • 12.5 hours for us. Have fun. :)))

    • Andleeb — thank you. My best wishes to you for the New Year and it is also my fervent wish for peace and prosperity for everyone in the world.

  • I love Christmas trees and would love to have the space for a nice large one in my own home but alas I don’t I have to make do with a small one that sits on the deep freezer in the corner and you know what the lights on it are making strange sounds so can’t have them on all night or some nights at all

    • Me too Jo-Anne. I’m Lucky, I have a large tree this year. It sounds like your lights may need to be replaced. 😀

    • Jo-Anne — I think I’d get rid of those lights, too. I love this quote from the late Maya Angelou and thought you might, too. “I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.”

  • Your photos are spectacular Jeannette. I grew up in NYC and learned to ice skate at Rockefeller Center. I used to love skating there during the Christmas season.

    • Hi Michelle, I would love visit NYC at Holiday time. How cool that you lived there and skated by that magnificent tree. 🙂

    • Michele — I didn’t mention the skating rink but probably should have. What a wonderful memory you have to savor at the holidays.

  • This is so interesting Jeannette, and I love the photos! Thanks for the virtual tour. I would never have thought to order a tree off the internet, but yours is beautiful! Merry Christmas, Jeannette and Susan!

    • Hi Meredith, I think it’s pretty darn cool that you can order a Christmas tree like that too. I too loved her images.

    • Meredith — Thanks. I wouldn’t have either but when I began moaning and griping to a friend about the both of going out a dragging it home she told me you could order it on online. Viola!

  • Happy Holidays to you both and thanks Jeanette for a great tour of New York at Christmas. Great photos !

    • I loved the tour too. Aw, and an very Happy Holiday and now New Year to you to A.K. 🙂

    • Thanks, A.K. and Happy New Year to you!

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Thank you for the lovely tour! I realize this was about Christmas trees, but I really love the photo of the angels. Merry Christmas!

    • That was one of my favorites too Cheryl, I’ll bet it even prettier in person. happy New Year my friend.

    • Thanks, Cheryl. They extend from Fifth Avenue all the way down the open concourse to the skating rink that is right under the tree.

  • Pat Ruppel

    Thank you, Jeannette, for showing us around New York at Christmas. Gives me a different perspective having never been there during the holidays. Your photos make it come alive and festive.

    I especially loved the garden of angels and could imagine what it feels like walking through there on a cold, crisp night. Hard to pick which I like best — love the Christmas trees, too.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    • I love all her imaged but to me the angels in the garden were pretty special Pat. Happy New Year my friend. 🙂

      • Pat Ruppel

        Me too, Susan. Same to you, Happy New Year! See you in 2015.

    • Thanks, Pat, was away last week so excuse my delay in responding. New York is pretty magical at Christmas!

      • Pat Ruppel

        I can see where it would be pretty magical, Jeannette. Hope it was a good one. Happy New Year!