Christmas Elfies

The tree-lighting ceremony at the Regal Celebration of Lights on Friday night was significantly shorter than in previous years. It consisted of the introduction of politicians, the arrival of Santa Claus via firetruck, and the countdown to the tree lighting. WATE anchors Bo Williams and Tearsa Smith hosted the ceremony and led the countdown. The Old City Buskers provided music before and after the lighting.

I recorded the tree lighting and fireworks that followed. I didn’t realize until I posted it to YouTube that I had inadvertently caught my colleague Becca James and her husband posing for a selfie. YouTube automatically chooses a frame from the middle of the video to display as a still picture.

WATE had a booth in Krutch Park, near the WNOX booth. I walked over from my booth to theirs to say hi and to get a few pictures for social media. My favorite picture of the night shows anchor Kristin Farley playfully photobombing my selfie with meteorologist Matt Hinkin.

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