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Rome takes down unpopular Christmas tree

ROME — Rome city council took down a giant white papier-mache Christmas tree Tuesday, just one day after putting it up on a main square, following a storm of protests, officials said. “I don’t like it,” mayor Gianni Alemanno said of the conical structure more reminiscent of the Egyptian obelisks…

Helicopter crashes while setting up Christmas tree

In probably the most dramatic delivery of a Christmas tree ever, a New Zealand helicopter pilot was uninjured after being involved in a major crash Wednesday afternoon. According to “News ONE,” pilot Greg Gribble was using the helicopter to set up the Telecom Christmas Tree when the chopper’s main rotor…