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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: The atmosphere at the 86th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center on November 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Rockefeller Tree Arrives in NY In a sign that Christmas is coming sooner than anyone would like, the 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has arrived in New York.

This year’s tree, a fir, is 77 feet tall, weighs around 24,000 pounds and is big enough to hold more than 50,000 lights. The tree comes from Florida, New York resident Carol Schultz, who planted it in her front yard way back in 1959.

“I always said, ‘You’re going to be up in Rockefeller Center some day and you’re going to be a beautiful tree when you get older,'”┬áSchultz says. “When I see the tree lit up, I’m probably going to cry.”

The 87th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is scheduled for December 4th.

If you spent 60 years growing a tree, would you be willing to kill it so it could be used for one holiday?