White House now has 54 Christmas trees; some actually with gold star ornaments bearing the names of who died in battling for the country, approximately around 80 seasonal volunteers representing all 50 states, and an enormous gingerbread house which is an exact replica of the White House and weighs almost 300 pounds.
Yes people, the White House holiday season is here!
First lady Michelle Obama unveiled the 2012 decorations in a special ceremony for selected military families and their children. She revealed this year’s theme is “Joy To All.”
Have a look at the video in which Michelle Obama welcomes military families, including Gold Star and Blue Star parents, spouses and children, to the White House for the first viewing of the 2012 holiday decorations.
Praising her guests for their contributions, The First Lady said, "our military families truly represent the very best that this country has to offer... This is one big, huge thank you."
Check out some of the pictures as the first lady Michelle Obama unveils the holiday decorations on Wednesday.
The official White House Christmas Tree festooned with ornaments is shown in the Blue Room at the White House as First lady Michelle Obama welcomed her special guests for the first viewing of the 2012 holiday decorations in Washington.
Michelle Obama decorates a lollipop made of tea and honey with sugar icing and candied carrots in the State Dining Room.
Chicago artist David Lee Csicsko designed stained glass windows decorating the grand entryway at the White House in Washington.
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White House Xmas snow globe. twitter.com/JuraKoncius/st…— Jura Koncius (@JuraKoncius) November 28, 2012