The Daily Pulp Live-Tweets NBC Christmas at Rockefeller Center

This article was originally posted in The Daily Pulp on December 3, 2014.

Well, it’s been a crazy day in America. It seems like New York now has its own equivalent of the Ferguson controversy. We here at the Pulp were worn out after all the doom and gloom, so we put on the NBC telecast of Christmas at Rockefeller Center. Sadly, we felt a bit Grinchy when it came on. And then we got the bright idea to live-Tweet the whole show – er, at least, the twenty-four minutes we saw of the program….

What follows are those tweets, posted from 8:38 to 9:00 PM EST.

Heyooooo LiveTweeting our way through CHRISTMAS AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER!!!

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LeAnn Rhimes’s bizarre reggae/funk medley of I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas is one of the strangest things we’ve ever seen. But fun!

There’s something tasteless about singing Baby It’s Cold Outside, an ode to date rape, given and at Columbia

Darius Rucker’s voice is actually suited pretty well to jazz. Greatest American pop voice? Certainly one of the best.

Savannah Guthrie seems to be legitimately enjoying herself, which is cool. Matt Lauer seems a bit bored. Isn’t this his 20th year or such?

CYNDI LAUPER!!! She’s distinctive. Probably not traditional middle America’s choice for a Christmas show, but she’s camping it up well.

The Radio City Rockettes are the last vestige of the old-time Ziegfeld Follies.

I wonder how people would respond to an all-male chorus line at one of these holiday events?

Roker, Lauer, Guthrie, and Morales just wished for peace in America. Protests for Eric Garner happening nearby. Admirable wish.

And yet that uneasiness in their eyes, they’re wondering how to address the police furor sweeping the country. NBC wants platitudes, I guess

The World Vision commercial was the first time I’ve heard Jesus’ name on network TV in a long time. New trend of honestly talking religion?

Trisha Yearwood’s got a very rich voice. Yet the start of her blues number was so lifeless it was sad. Least it got better as it went along.


In all seriousness, the tree’s beautiful. But the world tonight seems so sad & petty. Maybe that’s why NBC airs this kitschy old show.

On some level, we need stupid stuff like this to take our minds off the day.

Cover photo: The tree of the hour. Source:


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