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First Lady Michelle Obama, with daughters Sasha and Malia, and the family dog Bo, receives the official White House Christmas tree at the North Portico of the White House, Nov. 23, 2012. The tree, a 19-foot Fraser Fir from Jefferson, N.C., arrived in a horse-drawn carriage. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
President Barack Obama jokes with players from the Oregon State University basketball team in the Oval Office on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2012. The team’s head coach is Craig Robinson, brother of First Lady Michelle Obama.
Time for the White House Christmas Tree
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama greeted the official White House Christmas Tree, which arrived via horse-drawn carriage. Daughters Sasha and Malia and First Dog Bo also helped welcome the tree.
This year’s official tree is a 19-foot Fraser Fir that was selected in early October and harvested this month at Peak Farms in Jefferson, North Carolina.. It will be displayed throughout the holiday season in the Blue Room. Members of the National Christmas Tree Association have presented the official White House Christmas Tree for display in the Blue Room each year since 1966.
The First Lady Receives the 2012 White House Christmas Tree
Published on Nov 23, 2012
The First Lady is presented with the White House Christmas Tree, which will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House. November 23, 2012.
Thanksgiving was only yesterday, but here at the White House we’re starting to decorate for the next round of holidays. Today at 11 a.m. EST, watch on WhiteHouse.gov/Live as First Lady Michelle Obama is presented with the White House Christmas Tree. In case you miss it, you can watch the whole thing on WhiteHouse.gov later today.
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The official White House Christmas tree, a 19-foot Fraser Fir, arrives in a horse-drawn carriage at the North Portico of the White House, Nov. 23, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
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