Peak 2020: Early Christmas cheer hilariously crushed by 'saddest' Rockefeller Center tree

Many Americans are desperately looking to usher in the cheerful spirit of Christmas because, well, 2020.

Thanksgiving has taken a back seat to the glitz and glam of Christmas while people try to drown out November gloom with Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" as festive lights and Christmas trees pop up in families' homes way ahead of the socially appropriate schedule. 

But even the hopes of a merry holiday season are off to a rocky start.

Take the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, for example. The annual beacon of cheer looked about as good as the rest of this year … not good. The 75-foot Norway spruce set to serve as one of the world’s most famous Christmas trees appeared less than regal when it arrived in New York City last weekend.

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree arrives at Rockefeller Plaza and is craned into place on November 14, 2020 in New York City.

The uneven tree looked straight out of Whoville from Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" with it's lanky limbs and contorted shape. Twitter quickly pointed out the irony.

"Could the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree look any worse? 2020 on brand," tweeted @RexChapman. User @BrettSVergara added, "The Rockefeller Christmas tree, just like the rest of us, really been through things in 2020."

Some even compared it to the Charlie Brown Christmas tree.

"Charlie Brown: I have the saddest Christmas Tree. Rockefeller Center: Hold my beer," tweeted @CIAspygirl. @TheMarySue added, "Who knew that Charlie Brown was in charge of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree?"

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Despite its appearance, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree didn't get bent out of shape from the criticism. In fact, the tree hopped on Twitter to defend itself. (Because again, it's 2020 so anything is possible.)

"Wow, you all must look great right after a two-day drive, huh? Just wait until I get my lights on! See you on December 2!" Rockefeller Center tweeted. 

To be fair, the tree still needs to be fluffed out and spruced up with thousands of Christmas lights and ornaments, so its presence is expected to improve. 

To top it off, metaphorically speaking, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree came with a visitor, being hailed as "a rare Holiday story."

The Ravensbeard Wildlife Center announced on Facebook Tuesday that a little Saw-whet owl was rescued from the spruce that was cut down in Oneonta, New York, about 170 miles from the tree's final resting place at 45 Rockefeller Plaza. 

A worker from "the company that transports and secures the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center" located the owl and his wife alerted the wildlife center, officials said. 

"He’s got the baby owl in a box tucked in for the long ride," the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center recalled, adding, "Our hearts go out to all those 'behind the scenes' workers."

The owl is reported to be in "good condition" and will be "released to continue on his wild and wonderful journey" after getting a clean bill of health from the veterinarian. 

As for the owl's new name: "Rockefeller"!

The Fountain Square Christmas tree also got a lot of attention for being the perfect depiction of 2020 after the sad looking tree was delivered to the heart of downtown Cincinnati earlier this month.

"Not sure what happened to the Christmas tree at Fountain Square but it's the most #Christmas2020 tree ever," tweeted @caraphoto23.

The tree took a stand against the haters by getting its own snarky Twitter account.

"Like all of us, I’m just doing the best I can in these trying times," the Fountain Square Tree tweeted on Nov. 10, accumulating over 1K followers. 

Earlier today, the tree tweeted, "May I please have a pet Christmas owl too???"

Peak 2020. 

Contributing: The Enquirer