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1) Features about the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, in anticipation of this year's Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The NY Times looks how performances from the 1930s and 1940s inspired this year's show while Newsday notes on the technology being used. Both focus on the amazing synchronized dancing.

2) Starbucks has decorated its stores with Christmas decorations and has started to use Christmas/holiday themed cups. Cajun Boy in the City also counts Josh Grobin and Peanuts holiday CDs AND mini Christmas trees on display tables.

3) The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has arrived at its perch. The 84-foot tall Norway spruce comes from Joseph and Judy Rivnyak of Shelton, Connecticut. The tree will spend the next few weeks being decked with lights and other niceties, and the tree will officially be lit on November 28.

Photograph by MidtownLunch, who correctly surmises "T-Minus zero minutes until lunchtime around Rockefeller Center becomes unbearable."