This Year's Rockefeller Christmas Tree Is the Most 2020 Thing Ever | 22 Words

What a rollercoaster 2020's been, and by "rollercoaster", I mean a downward spiral of endless heartaches and sadness.

I don't know about you, but I'm ready to throw this year into the trash and put an end to this misery once and for all! But for those of you that want to see it through, this article might crush that last bit of hope as we plan to recap the past eleven months of hell... including the revelation of this year's Rockefeller Christmas tree.

Happy scrolling!

First up, January.

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A much simpler time for us all... Well, kind of.

The dreaded Impeachment of Donald Trump was dropped upon us.

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That whole fiasco lasted a few weeks before it died down the following month.

And on the opposite side of the world, wild bushfires were destroying an entire country.

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Thousands of acres of land, as well as millions of animals, were burned in the process.

But while all this was taking place we were unaware of a mysterious disease brewing in China.

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But the world went about its day like it wasn't happening.

Now onto February.

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The first week of February saw Donald Trump acquitted of all of his alleged crimes but that's as good as news gets... If you can even call that good news.

Because right after that, basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter died in a tragic helicopter accident.

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The news of the horrific accident sent shockwaves across the world as people mourned all the victims' deaths. As well as the Bryants, 7 others lost their lives.

And finally, the word "coronavirus" started spreading as fast as the actual disease...

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But it still remained pretty hush-hush until next month.

Bring on March.

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Now here's where things really started kicking off.

The entire world went into mass hysteria because "some guy in China ate a bat."

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As economies crashed and thousands of people lost their lives, this month was only a pinprick of what was yet to come for the rest of the year.

By the end of the month, our worst fears were confirmed:

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We were in the midst of a global pandemic and it was here to stay.

April.

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Even though most of the world was in lockdown, spring breakers continued to rally around on beaches, making them prime hot spots for spreading the disease. Not to mention far-right "activists" took to the streets to demand their freedom. Losers.

The phrase "social distance" was coined but that doesn't mean people adhered to it.

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Cases of the coronavirus soared nationwide and hit a million worldwide, yet the President was just coming to terms with accepting it as a real disease... Yikes.

May.

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Now, if you thought those 4 months prior were anything to go off, then what happened in May should not have come as a shock to you. There was a different kind of political unrest brewing and after the savage murder of Ahmaud Arbery, all hell broke loose and rightfully so.

Then came the death of Breonna Taylor who was shot 8 times while she was asleep.

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This was closely followed by the brutal killing of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a police officer who used his knee to restrain him.

The whole of the world lit up in anger, with many taking to the streets to protest against the treatment of black citizens.

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Clashes between protestors and police officers saw multiple deaths across the country. Businesses were destroyed and hell became a place on earth. Racists were exposed, but most of them cried when they were called out. Talks about police reformation started. New training guidelines were in the process of starting and celebrities donated less than 5% of their overall wealth to the cause.

While all this was going on, rather than focussing on the problem at hand, governments started re-opening their countries...

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Yeah, I know, you can't write this stuff. 100,000 people in the United States had died and with the pandemic showing no signs of slowing down, governments were forced to pick between the safety of their people or money. Guess what they picked?

Oh, and I forgot to mention that Kim Jong-Un died...

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But he didn't really. Next!

Hello, June!

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In this level of the terrifying 2020 game we're all stuck in, protests continued, with anger continuing to rage across the world. The United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea, were just a few countries on the list that had seen thousands of people take to the streets to fight against racial inequality.

People took problems into their own hands.

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Statues of slave traders and confederate figures were slammed to the ground and dumped into flowing waters, never to be seen again. Thank God.

But with the election only months away, Trump started his trial rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma only to have it hijacked by K-Pop stans.

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Along with the notorious hacking faction Annonymous, K-Pop stans booked seats to Trump's rally and then didn't turn up. There were so many empty slots that I bet the president had flashbacks to his inauguration. Yeah, sad times.

Here comes July!

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Out of all the months, July was probably the tamest.

But Kanye West attended his first-ever rally to endorse himself as President...

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And he ended up having a major mental health breakdown and admit he was going "to kill his own daughter". After that, he went off, ranting and raving around on Twitter about how his wife must have cheated on him and something about Shia LaBeouf. Yeah, I'm not sure either.

And only 5 days into August, this happened.

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An ammonium nitrate explosion has just hit Beruit in Lebanon and it has completely devastated the city. Reports state that 100 people are dead while another 4,000 have been injured but that number is set to rise as more and more people are discovered amongst the rubble. So yeah, great news (!)

After all that, any good news?

None. By the end of August, news of Chadwick Boseman's death swept the globe, leaving millions stunned. The actor had been secretly battling colon cancer for years before he succumbed to the illness. Rest in peace, Chadwick Boseman.

September started with another burn.

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The deadly West Coast wildfires were continued to cause havoc in California and slowly making their way to Washington state, burning thousands of acres of land in their path and also displacing many residents.

And if things couldn't get worse, Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in September.

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The feminist trailblazer died September 18th at the age of eighty-seven. Her funeral took place a few days later. Touching vigils took place all around the world, with people coming together to mourn the loss of such a prominent figure in the fight for gender equality.

And then we're straight into October.

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2 days into the month and the president of the United States and the first lady both contracted the deadly virus, but just a few days later, they were released from the hospital, Trump later claiming he was "immune" to the disease. I also want to add that he referred to himself as "the perfect physical specimen." Big yikes.

And weirdly enough, the week after, Trump rallies started taking place up and down the country.

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With the 2020 elections still on the horizon, despite the global pandemic, the president decided that he was going to continue to hold public events with thousands of maskless Trump supporters in order to gain some momentum on the run-up to the 2020 elections.

Joe Biden also held rallies but observed slightly better regulations.

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Speaking to his followers from vehicles and wearing masks, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris urged their followers to go out and vote.

And then November came along.

Where do I even start with November? Obviously, Joe Biden winning the election made global news and not just because of the results!

After crucial battleground states turned blue, Donald Trump decided he was going to claim "voter fraud."

Yes, even despite having any hard evidence. Things got so bad that Twitter had flagged all of his election tweets as "misinformation." And when it was officially projected that Joe Biden would be the 46th President of the United States, all hell broke loose.

And we're still living in the aftermath of it all as Trump and his legal team continue on their journey to prove the election was "rigged."

But while this was happening, we got the only bit of good news concerning the entire thing that crumbled 2020. An effective coronavirus vaccine is almost ready to be distributed. Thank the good Lord above and everyone else up in the clouds.

But believe it or not, we've still got over a month of disappointments left...

And we're already seeing the first of many. With the festive season well and truly upon us, it seems as though Bill de Blasio needs to get a swift refund on the Christmas tree that has been ordered to decorate the Rockefeller Center because it's... less than impressive.

And everyone seems to agree...

Keep scrolling to have a look for yourselves.

The highly-anticipated Rockefeller tree is usually maintained to an unbelievably high standard...

So what the hell has happened this year?!

Here it is:

Let's hope they manage to spruce this thing up to make look a little less sad... Just a little. Please. There are still forty-three days left of the year, and things can get worse. Remember that. If you want to see a glimpse of the future, then keep scrolling...