Given the uproar that the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree caused on the internet, you’d be forgiven for thinking it wouldn’t score too highly in a popularity contest. And yet…
It’s just been revealed that the infamous tree, gifted to Britain by Norway each year, has been ranked as the second most popular in the world, in a study by diys.com.
These results make it the most heralded Christmas – for better or worse (we’ll get to that) – in the whole of Britain! Nipping at its heels was the St. Pancras Christmas tree, which this year was brought to the famous railway station by ZSL London Zoo, and came in ninth place overall – the second highest in the UK.
Claiming top spot in the world was New York City’s Rockefeller Centre tree. Results were gathered based on a global volume of Google searches, and the world famous NYC attraction picked up a whopping global volume of 21,410 searches, which trounced Trafalgar Square’s second-best score of 3,800. Also featured in the rankings are trees in Boston Common (3rd), Dortmund (4th) and Sydney (5th).
Were the searches a result of morbid curiosity after hearing the mixed response to the tree’s arrival? We couldn’t possibly comment, but hey. Publicity is publicity at the end of the day, right? Let’s get that top spot next time, Trafalgar Square!
This study was carried out by diys.com.