Rockette Sam: ‘Trimming the Tree’

Rockettes Christmas Memories

“My mother was a fashion model in the ’70s, and our family Christmas tree emulated her impeccable style. She would hand my brother and me certain ornaments and urge us to put them in the exact same spot as the year before. I’ve inherited my mom’s festive meticulousness: I now arrange my tree trimmings smallest to largest, from top to bottom.” —Rockette Sam B.