Montreal tried its best to go toe-to-toe with the tree standing tall in Rockefeller Plaza. Unfortunately, somewhere in transit it lost its tip, and has started bending, leaving many residents feeling ashamed to have to look at this “embarrassment.”
Resident Louise Bernier told the National Post, “It is not beautiful. There is not even a head at the top. I don’t like it, not one bit. But I guess we’ll have to get used to looking at it.”
Philippe Pelletier, a co-founder of Sapin MTL, the company that delivered the tree, is defending the tree, as it is natural to Quebec, and people should quell their expectations on what a perfect Christmas tree is. “What we delivered is a natural Quebec tree, as a Quebec tree should be. People have in mind that a Christmas tree should be perfect, but that’s not the reality.”
The tree has already spawned a parody account on Twitter, and has actively been tweeting since its erection in early December.
The tweet translates to “I smell good, for example,” which we think means, “Hey, at least I smell good.”