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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.
The White House Christmas tree is a tall Fraser fir Christmas tree in the Blue Room adorned with more than 500 feet of blue velvet ribbon embroidered in gold with each state and territory.
Like the rituals of the holiday season, the history of Christmas cards from the White House is ingrained in time-honored traditions. With the passing of each era, these traditions have been modified and expanded upon by United States Presidents of centuries past and decades of recent.
On Monday, First Lady Melania Trump invited students from Joint Base Andrews to be the first guests to see the new White House Christmas decorations – and one enchanted child proclaimed that Melania looked “beautiful, like an angel!”
In The Wall Street Journal, Thomas DiBacco writes about Theodore Roosevelt’s attempt to ban live Christmas trees from the White House.
High Country Christmas Tree farmer Larry Smith (center), Grand Champion of the National Christmas Tree Association’s Christmas tree contest to provide the 2018 Christmas tree to the White House ...
Join host Alison Victoria for a behind-the-scenes look at how the White House gets ready for the holiday season. Watch as the official White House Christmas Tree is presented to the First Family and pushed in through North Portico. Find out how the 350-pound gingerbread replica of the White House is ...
For her first Christmas as First Lady, Melania Trump designed a decoration theme that serves as an ode to the past: “Time-Honored Traditions.” “The President, Barron, and I are very excited ...
On Christmas Eve 1929 the White House experienced its most powerful fire since the British torched the Executive Mansion 115 years earlier. At about 8:00 p.m., White House messenger Charlie Williamson smelled smoke coming from the West Wing executive offices and called White House police officer Richard Trice and Secret Service agent Russell Wood.