Interesting Facts About White House Christmas Tree
Every year during Christmas, White House is decked up with many Christmas trees. One of these is considered as the official one which lights up the blue room. Here are some interesting facts about the official Christmas tree of White House.
Height of this tree mostly goes up to 20 ft, requiring the removal of room’s chandelier.
The tradition of using a themed tree was started by Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, in the year 1961. She used nutcrackers for decoration that year.
In 2012, Michelle Obama chose a military based theme and decorated the tree with medals, badges and patches.
In the year 2008, 370 decoration items were rejected, including a ball on which the words “impeach Bush” were written.
Best trees are selected from across the country, but highest number of official trees come from North Carolina.
There was no tree in the White House in 1902, during Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency.
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