Christmas at the White House begins with arrival of THE tree
Like it or not, Christmas is here.
First Lady Michelle Obama — with daughters Sasha and Malia — kicked off her traditional almost-December duties on Friday by accepting delivery of a 18 1/2 foot tall, 12 foot wide tree, which will be displayed in the White House Blue Room.
Reporters and a small group of guests gathered to watch the tree be pulled on a horse-drawn carriage down a White House driveway to the strains of “Oh Christmas Tree” being played by a military band.
Lest environmentalists be concerned, the White House put out a statement with some heartening details: “Real Christmas Trees are a renewable, recyclable agricultural product.”
That’s a relief. So … what about turkeys?
Photo credits: The 2009 White House Christmas Tree arrives by horse-drawn cart at the White House in Washington and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is pictured with her daughters Malia (R) and Sasha as she is presented with the 2009 White House Christmas Tree at the White House in Washington, November 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed