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Oh (Obama) Christmas tree

Douglas fir delivered to the White House

November 27, 2010|Reuters

WASHINGTON — — A horse-drawn wagon delivered the White House Christmas tree Friday, with First lady Michelle Obama and her children, Sasha and Malia, on hand to receive it as a military band played "Oh Christmas Tree."

The family gave the tree, a Douglas fir from Lehighton, Pa., a thumbs up before heading back into the White House on a cool day under overcast skies.

The tree will be set up in the Blue Room of the White House, where it will be decorated by the floral department staff and volunteers, according to the National Christmas Tree Assn., which has presented a tree for the Blue Room since 1966.

Christmas tree farmer Christopher Botek, who won the association's tree contest in August, presented the fir to the Obamas.

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