The tree that will stand at the Empire State Plaza has been selected, and there is a special story of Christmas spirit behind this year's tree.

Christmas is always a heartwarming time of year, and if you spend any time at the Empire State Plaza with the Christmas tree, there's a story about that tree that will warm your heart for the whole season.

This year's tree is a 50 foot blue spruce that was donated by Michael Scott from his front yard in Latham. And according to News 10, Michael donated the tree in honor of his wife Florence, who he lost to Lupus in 2010. She was a 'Christmas' person according to Michael, who always got into the spirit of the season. Michael told News 10  it has always been a dream of his wife's to put lights on the enormous tree when it was in their front yard, and that dream will now become a reality when it is lit for the holiday season at the official tree lighting December 3.

This is one of the things about Christmas that just amaze me. It's the feeling this time of year and the spirit of giving that always live on. So just as your thinking of going all Bah Humbug, keep Michael and Florence in mind and get in the spirit of the season. The memories you create now will live on with your family and friends for generations.

Here's the full story from News 10:

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