"At some point, someone who worked at Rockefeller Center must have said, "Boys, I have a great idea for Christmas. Let's kill a beautiful tree that's been alive for seventy-five years and bring it to New York City. We'll stand it up in Rockefeller Plaza and conceal its natural beauty by hanging shiny, repulsive, man-made objects on it, and let it stand there slowly dying for several weeks while simpleminded children stare at it and people from Des Moines take pictures of it. That way, perhaps we can add our own special, obscene imprint to Christmas in Midtown."
One of the reasons why I loved George Carlin is he could easily tell it how it was about human culture. It is rather sad we do this to millions of real "Christmas" trees every year across the globe. It would be one thing if they all came from human-created farms but some of these are taken directly from mother nature. While I miss the smell of a real tree, I have no problems keeping artificial ones in the house.