Video: NYPD brings Christmas tree, holiday spirit to Rockefeller Center
A series of tweets from the department told the story of the journey in classic rhyme scheme
NEW YORK CITY — The New York City Police Department got into the Christmas spirit a little early this year as department spokespeople live-tweeted the annual delivery of the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
‘Twas the month before Christmas when all through the street,— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 9, 2019
Not a creature was stirring, just some cops on their beat.
Sent to greet a tall spruce with the utmost of care,
And deliver it safely, to midtown somewhere. pic.twitter.com/aM8lJBwzQz
In a series of tweets set to the rhyme scheme of Clement Clarke Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” videos show NYPD officers escorting the truck bearing the tree through the streets of New York City.
New Yorkers were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of pizza danced in their heads.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 9, 2019
And the cop in his boots, and Sarge in his cap, just gassed up their tanks and followed theIr map. pic.twitter.com/CDvlSGlZvF
Another tweet captures bystanders stopping at crosswalks to take photographs and videos of the tree driving by. A fourth tweet shows a video of each officer responsible for escorting the tree to Rockefeller Center, naming them all in accordance with the rhyme.
🦌 🎅 “Now, Barton! Now, Minutolo! Now, Morovich and Raghubir! On, Glatz! On, Douse! On, Zaman and Fitzgerald! 🦌 🎅— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 9, 2019
To the Top of Rock! with the tourists and all! Let’s take a quick photo, before our next call!” 🚔 pic.twitter.com/N9t4nDqIXc
To the sounds of cheers and applause, the tree made its way to Midtown New York. In the background, Christmas music plays.
Lights and sirens we drove down 5th Ave on our sleigh, asking overjoyed crowds to “Make Way, Make Way!” 🚨— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 9, 2019
So the 🌲 arrived safely to its new loving home, where delighted New Yorkers call it one of our own. pic.twitter.com/6nQwu2VNtv
A final tweet thanks the NYPD Highway District officers for bringing in the tree and ends with the famous closing line, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!”
Great job by @NYPDHighway ushering in the famous @rockcenternyc Christmas Tree, and thus officially kicking off the holiday season!— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 9, 2019
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight! pic.twitter.com/fsfzGuJDBK