A White House Christmas

This year at the White House the theme is “A Red, White and Blue Christmas.”  The official White House Christmas Tree featured in the Blue Room is an 18 1/2 foot tall Frasier fir and features 369 hand-decorated ornaments by artists from around the country to represent the artists state, district or territory. 

Fun Facts on the 2008 Holiday Season at the White House

  • Volunteers helping decorate the White House – 92
  • Guests touring the White House during the Holidays – 60,000
  • Number of holiday receptions – 21
  • Number of holiday dinners – 4
  • Christmas cards sent from the President and First Lady – 1,250,000
  • Number of Christmas trees from North Carolina – 27
  • Hand-decorated ornaments on Blue Room Tree – 369
  • Feet of garland – 780
  • Wreaths – 232
  • Poinsettias – 412
  • Holiday cookies – 22,000
  • Coconut cakes – 25
  • Grapefruits – 3,000
  • Pounds of asparagus –600
  • Pounds of cheesy stone-ground grits – 300
  • Gallons of eggnog – 700 

See White House Christmas trees dating back to 1932 and take a virtual tour of rooms all decked out for the holidays.  http://www.whitehouse.gov/president/holiday/whtree/ 

Have a little fun decorating the National Christmas Tree then send it to your family and friends.  http://www.thenationaltree.org/decorate-tree/

Happy Virtual Decorating!


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