27 Amazing Photos Of The White House At Christmas

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For decades the White House has had a festive, star studded holiday season.There are annual parties for Congress and the White House staff, there is the annual tree lighting and a crowd of celebrities stalking the halls. 

Going back to early in the Roosevelt administration, these pictures prove that the White House is the very best place to spend Christmas. 

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title=”Betty Ford hugs Sesame Street’s Big Bird as daughter Susan Ford hangs out with Santa in 1976 at a party for children of the Diplomatic Corps.”
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