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National Christmas Tree Lighting is tonight; here's how to watch
02 December 2017, 12:37 | Tara Lloyd
Susan Walsh AP
Ahead of the annual Christmas party for the press Friday, the White House previewed the festive decor on the grounds, which included a 19.5 foot balsam fir dressed in colorful ornaments and lights that served as the official White House Christmas tree. "If I become president, I guarantee we're going to be saying "Merry Christmas" at every store", he told the crowd. "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year", says the card signed by President Donald Trump, the first lady and Barron, their 11-year-old son.
One Twitter user pointed out that the dimly lit hallway lined with dead branches painted white looks like the flawless spot to tape a "Stranger Things" scene.
"Her theme is "Time-Honored Traditions", which the White House said pays respect to 200 years of holiday traditions at the executive mansion". In his remarks, Trump said, for Christians this is a holy season, the celebration of the birth of lord and saviour Jesus Christ. "We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants".
According to the White House Historical Association, "The White House at Christmas traditionally has been a magical place for children", and this year that tradition continued as the First Lady welcomed children of military service members to the White House to make Christmas wreaths.
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The record for the number of trees in the White House was held for many years by the Eisenhower administration when 26 trees filled every floor of the house.
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No Snoopy Christmas tree for me
Who said the tree was worth the extra cost. "If they're going to leave it up until Christmas, that's quite a span", he said. Trees can only be kept inside for a few days and must then be planted which may not work in our area.