Obamas welcome White House Christmas tree

ROBERTA RAMPTON
Last updated 11:47 30/11/2013
Reuters

First Lady Michelle Obama along with daughters Sasha and Malia say, "Love it. We'll keep it," after inspecting the White House Christmas Tree.

Relevant offers

Americas

Zika: 'Huge step' as research strengthens microcephaly link What's behind the global stock market selloff? Einstein's gravitational waves detected from black holes in scientific milestone Project fished 20 vehicles out of bayous Dozens dead in riot at northern Mexico prison Cleveland files claim against Tamir Rice's estate for $500 ambulance fees Severed feet still inside shoes keep mysteriously washing up on US and Canada coasts FBI moves in on last four occupiers at Oregon wildlife refuge Sikh man barred from Mexico flight over turban row sees 'small victory' Gravitational waves discovery would open up new world of science

First lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters welcomed the official White House Christmas tree on Friday - an 18.5-foot Douglas Fir donated by a Pennsylvania farmer.

The tree, which arrived on White House grounds by horse-drawn carriage, will be decorated and displayed in the Blue Room of the executive mansion.

"We are honored to have it. This is the best part of the holiday season, when our tree comes," the first lady said in a video posted on the White House website. The family was accompanied by their two Portuguese water dogs - Bo and Sunny.

Obama told Ladies' Home Journal they planned to dedicate this year's tree to military families.

"This year, we're going to decorate it with photos of military homecomings," she was quoted as saying. "We're also asking military families to share their traditions, and those will be reflected in the ornaments as well."

The tree was donated by Chris Botek, a second generation Christmas Tree Farmer from Lehighton, Pennsylvania.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content