Inside The White House During the Holidays

posted: 12/06/16
by: TLCme

This year the White House celebrates the Gift of The Holiday Season, the gift of family and friends, reflection and remembrance, and excitement and cheer. The White House holiday decoration planning begins 6 months in advance and is completed thanks to a team of volunteers! Take a tour of the decor with us and learn fun White House facts along the way, for 2015's decorations check out this video!

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    Kitchen Garden

    The kitchen garden incorporated brights into their decor, this is the first year the Kitchen Garden has been decorated, and we don't think it will be the last!

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    Lower Cross Hall

    Deck the halls with snowmen (and women)! Fa lalaala

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    The East Garden Room

    A room dedicated to Bo and Sunny, while visions of dog treats dance in their heads!

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    East Colonnade

    Each of the 56 states and territories are represented in the snowflakes that dangle in this hallway, First Lady Michelle Obama has public school students write down their hopes and dreams for the future and they are featured in this room.

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    All That Glitters

    Classic and Elegant!

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    The China Room

    The China Room is the largest room in the White House and during the holidays home of the White House creèche (nativity scene), which has been a long standing White House tradition., standing in this place for more than 45 years.

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    The East Landing

    An administrative tradition the East Landing honors the heroes or our nation, and the ornaments on the tree pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Families are invited to hang gold stars on the tree.

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    The Green Room

    A warm and inviting room for friends and family to gather, where many dinners and teas are held.

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    The White House Gingerbread House

    Created by the White House Executive Chef, the White House Gingerbread House is a staple.

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    The Red Room

    The Red Room glistens with cranberries during the holidays to bring out it's patriotic red hues!

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    A Festive Meet and Greet

    President and Mrs. John Adams hosted the first ever White House Christmas party in December of 1800 -- the Kennedys introduced a new type of mixer to the White House and here is where Mr. and Mrs. Obama greet their holiday party guests! I think my invite got lost in the mail.

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    The Vermeil Room

    Portraits of First Ladies throughout history are hung in this room and the holiday decor provides a warm and inviting charisma that resembles our First Ladies.