The Top GIFs and Clips From NBC’s 90th ‘Christmas In Rockefeller Center’ Special
What’s 82 feet tall, 14 tons heavy, and lights up once a year in December? That’s right, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is back!
NBC on Wednesday celebrated its 90th “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special, kicking off the holiday season in style with dazzling performances and the annual lighting of the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. As always, GIPHY was on deck this year, capturing the night’s most magical moments on the official NBC GIPHY channel.
Want to know which moments shone the brightest? Here’s a recap of the top GIFs and Clips from this year’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special.
Most-viewed GIFs: Tony Hale, The Radio City Rockettes, Christmas Tree lighting
The holidays are all about traditions, and this year’s list of the most-viewed GIFs from the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting featured several time-old traditions that have endured over the ceremony’s 90 year history.
Star power is always a large part of what makes the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony work. This GIF of actor Tony Hale from the ceremony was the third most-viewed GIF of the night with 3.4 million views as of Monday.
The Radio City Rockettes have a history as long as the ceremony itself, dating back to 1925. This GIF from their performance on Wednesday night was the second most-viewed GIF of the night with 4.1 million views.
Christmas in New York isn’t complete without the titular Rockefeller Christmas tree! This GIF of the tree lighting up at 30 Rock was the most-viewed GIF of the night with 6.8 million views.
Of course, the holidays aren’t just about the sights and smells — it’s also about the sounds! Revel in the holiday spirit with these Clips from this year’s “Christmas In Rockefeller Center” special. (Sound on!)
Cookie Monster — “Cookie!”
Tony Hale — “Happy Holidays”
Elmo — “Happy Holidays Everybody!”
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton — “Merry Christmas Everybody!”
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