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A White House Christmas Tour

Updated 4:51 PM ET, Sun December 22, 2013
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Members of the news media record the arrival of the official White House Christmas Tree at the North Portico of the White House in Washington on Friday, November 29. According to the White House, the tree, on display in the Blue Room, is an 18.5-foot Douglas fir grown by Chris Botek, a second-generation Christmas tree farmer from Lehighton, Pennsylvania. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
The Obamas greet children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington on Sunday, December 15. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
The "Pathway of Peace," 56 small, decorated trees representing all 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia surround the National Christmas Tree on the Elipse in front of the White House on Monday, December 9. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post/Getty Images
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Sasha and Malia, participate in the lighting ceremony of the National Christmas Tree as actress and host Jane Lynch, left, looks on during a ceremony at the Ellipse on Friday, December 6. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Mariah Carey performs during the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 6. Paul Morigi/WireImage/Getty Images
A Christmas tree stands in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday, December 4. First lady Michelle Obama hosted military families for the first viewing of the 2013 holiday decorations and demonstrated holiday crafts and treats to military children. Alex Wong/Getty Images
A 300-pound gingerbread White House stands among the decorations in the State Dining Room on December 4. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
The official White House Christmas Tree stands in the Blue Room of the White House during an event to preview the 2013 holiday decorations on December 4. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Decorations sit in the library of the White House during the preview event on December 4. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Holiday decorations are displayed in the State Dining Room. Alex Wong/Getty Images
The Red Room of the White House in festive array. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Replicas of the first dogs, Bo, left, and Sunny, right, are featured in the holiday decorations in the East Garden Room of the White House on December 4. Alex Wong/Getty Images