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Installing an 'ugly' Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza

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Workers guide the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in position, in New York, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. The 74-foot Norway Spruce, from Mifflinville, Pa. is approximately 75 years old and is scheduled to be illuminated Nov. 30.

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Tourists watch as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, a 74 ft Norway Spruce, is installed in New York on Nov. 11, 2011.

Kicking off the holiday season, the Rockefeller Christmas tree has gone up! The Norway Spruce measures 74-feet, and came from the yard of the Keller family in Mifflinville, Pa. Watch the video below to learn more about the "ugly" tree, which was installed today and over the next two weeks will be prepped for the official tree-lighting ceremony on Nov. 30.

Even though plenty of stores throughout New York City put up their decorations immediately after Halloween, to me, the tree's arrival feels like the beginning of the holiday season.

Richard Drew / AP

Workers guide the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in position, in New York, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. The 74-foot Norway Spruce, from Mifflinville, Pa. is approximately 75 years old and is scheduled to be illuminated on Nov. 30.

Learn about the history of this year's Christmas tree, whose owner once called it "the ugliest tree" he had ever seen:

The owner of the giant spruce that will become this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree tells NBC's Mike Leonard that her late husband initially wanted to cut down what he called "the ugliest tree" he had ever seen.