Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting 2009 Photos and Videos
Wednesday December 2nd was the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Rockefeller Center New York.
However,there was some danger the event may not have been televisied on NBC as usual after management (whom they refered to as 'The Grinch') had not bargined a new contract with them. The show usually includes dozen of celebrities and the tree lighting itself.
The union has set up the website nbcstolechristmas.com in an attempt to “save Christmas” and are using online advertising and text messaging to help promote their efforts.
“We can’t let the Grinch at NBC steal another Christmas from thousands of honest working people,” McEwan said. “This charade must stop. Christmas is supposed to be a time of goodwill, but the network’s management is trying to hide behind their fancy lights while leaving their employees in the dark.”
However, NBC did find a spot for it in their programing for the 12th year in a row, and many celebrities came out to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season in New York.
Some of the celebrities that attended and performed were: Alicia Keys, Barry Manilow, Shakira, Jane Krakowski, Zachary Levi and The Radio City Rockettes.