The Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree is one of the most famous in the world. But the giant Norway spruce erected at the New York City landmark this year has left some less than impressed.

The 75ft (23m) tree arrived on Saturday and was lifted into position by crane.

It is set to be decorated in the coming weeks, and the lights switched on at a ceremony early next month.

But social media users have been quick to mock its “sparse” appearance, with some calling it an apt tribute to 2020.

The tree was brought in from Oneonta, New York state, and arrived with a police escort.

The Rockefeller Center shared an image of it being secured into place on Twitter, writing: “Let the holiday season begin!”

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