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Quote. This is a joyous time of year when we decorate the White House for the Christmas Season. Our theme honors the heart and spirit of the American people.
Nineteenth century White House Christmas celebrations were not grand state affairs. Instead, most first families of this era decorated the building with simple wreaths, garlands, and ornaments, and quietly celebrated the holiday. But there were some exceptions. The first White House Christmas party was held in December 1800.
Christmas at the White House by Dallas author, researcher, and political fundraiser Jennifer Pickens, documents the lavish private and public christmas celebrations, decorations, themes and traditions spanning a half a century inside the world’s most famous address: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The White House East Hall christmas tree was to be admired by visitors, while President Franklin Delano Roosevelt also had a family tree on the second floor.
Glittering red and Christmas trees flocked the halls and rooms of an “American Treasures” themed White House Monday with nods to history, America’s military, and children. First Lady Melania Trump designed this year’s White House Christmas displays centered around the theme of “American Treasures,” honoring America’s unique heritage.
The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Photo Credit: AP/Carolyn Kaster.
Celebrating Christmas in the White House has been a tradition since 1800.President John Adams and First Lady Abigail Adams were the first to throw a Christmas party in the president’s official ...
White House Christmas Tour Tickets. You can view the White House Christmas decorations in December by signing up in advance for a White House tour. These tours are popular, so the sooner you submit your request, the better chance you will have to tour the White House this holiday season.
First Lady Melania Trump and Barron Trump Receive the White House Christmas Tree - Duration: 0:37. The White House 45,207 views