WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS TREE ARRIVES: 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. The official White House Christmas tree, a 19-foot Fraser Fir, arrived in a horse-drawn carriage at the North Portico of the White House, Nov. 23. The tree was selected in early October and harvested this month at Peak Farms in Jefferson, N.C. 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.
Photo by Chuck Kennedy/The White House.