The 1969 Nixon tree featured velvet and satin balls representing each of the 50 states made by disabled workers in Florida.

The 1969 Nixon tree featured velvet and satin balls representing each of the 50 states made by disabled workers in Florida.

The State Dining Room is also home to the traditional White House gingerbread house replica. This year's creation weighs approximately 300 pounds and took members of the White House pastry team several weeks to construct. The home features a mini Bo (left) and Sunny (right) sitting on the front lawn, as well as a functioning replica of the North Lawn fountain.

The State Dining Room is also home to the traditional White House gingerbread house replica. This year's creation weighs approximately 300 pounds and took members of the White House pastry team several weeks to construct. The home features a mini Bo (left) and Sunny (right) sitting on the front lawn, as well as a functioning replica of the North Lawn fountain.

The White House has certainly gotten into the tree decorating spirit. On November the First Lady hosted a decoration preview that featured the customary Blue Room Christmas tree and 53 other trees!

FDR with His Family at Christmas in the White House Original caption: Picture shows US President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945), with his family at Christmas in the White House.Date December 25, 1939.❤❤❤ ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_D._Roosevelt  http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/franklindroosevelt    http://millercenter.org/scripps/archive/presidentialrecordings/roosevelt  http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/aboutfdr/biographiesandmore.html

FDR with His Family at Christmas in the White House Original caption: Picture shows US President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945), with his family at Christmas in the White House.Date December 25, 1939.❤❤❤ ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_D._Roosevelt http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/franklindroosevelt http://millercenter.org/scripps/archive/presidentialrecordings/roosevelt http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/aboutfdr/biographiesandmore.html

Although there were Christmas trees virtually everywhere, this is the official White House Christmas tree, in the Blue Room.

Although there were Christmas trees virtually everywhere, this is the official White House Christmas tree, in the Blue Room.

First lady Laura Bush decorated the 2005 official White House Christmas tree with real lilies, crystal, and sparkling garlands. Her theme that year was "All things bright and beautiful.

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First lady Laura Bush decorated the 2005 official White House Christmas tree with real lilies, crystal, and sparkling garlands. Her theme that year was "All things bright and beautiful.

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