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The pandemic Christmas boom

Football is almost a religion in America, which is why it was curious that, instead of airing the Baltimore Ravens playing the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers in primetime on Wednesday night, NBC broadcast … a tree.

Yes, it was the Rockefeller Christmas tree — a worse-for-wear Norway Spruce that had already endeared itself to Americans with its adorable, unexpected stowaway, a seven-inch-tall northern saw-whet owl that hitched a 170-mile ride in the boughs down from Oneonta. But NFL games typically bring in “millions more viewers than the tree lighting,” CNN reports, even as Wednesday’s unusual afternoon kickoff functionally served as the lead-in to what is, in effect, the ceremonial plugging-in of a Christmas tree.

Source:

theweek.com

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