Reading While Eating for Nov. 30: We Speak for the Trees

30 Rock's tree is up, so 'tis the season to chop down Christmas trees. And the Lorax weeps silently.

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The tree is lit for the 80th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in New York, November 28, 2012. Picture taken with a zoom burst.

Remix: Watch a time-lapse of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree being set up. (

Searching for Spruces: Want to know how 30 Rock finds the perfect spruce? Here are six facts about Rock Center’s Christmas tree. (mental_floss)

Tree or No Tree? Check out these “alternative trees” made out of sushi, Mountain Dew, and more. (BuzzFeed)

Green Wears: Kelly Osbourne’s dress kind of looks like a tree. (Go Fug Yourself)

Holiday Spirit: Unrelated to Christmas trees, but in the spirit of giving back: Jon Hamm and Aziz Ansari are hosting a comedy benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims. (Divanee)

Dog Days: First Dog Bo Obama checks out the White House Christmas Tree, sees if it’s up to snuff. (White House)