National Christmas Tree celebration turns 100

A White House Christmas tradition — with lights, decorations, music and an appearance from the sitting president — turns 100 this year. President Biden lit the National Christmas Tree this week (November 30) on the Ellipse near the White House, and the centennial event included hip-hop icon LL Cool J, country singer Shania Twain and “The President’s Own” ... Read More»

At Christmas tree lighting, President Trump revives the tradition’s religious spirit

On an unseasonably warm November 30, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participated in the 95th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting. With the White House’s south facade as the backdrop, spectators gathered on the Ellipse at President’s Park to watch musical performances from groups such as the Beach Boys and listen to ... Read More»
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