The National Christmas Tree Lighting: A History

This annual presidential holiday tradition goes back to the Coolidge administration in 1923.
2:25 | 12/01/16

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Around me. We're very out of this crowd. This is love this country. One for each American hostage. We will turn on the other allies in the three. When the American hostage come home. Tonight I have a very special person here with me. To spread our Christmas joy. Her name is Amy Bennett. She comes all the way from west Fort Washington. This is a tradition that dates back to president Calvin Coolidge. There's one person witness today who remembers that first annual Christmas tree line and sent out we are glad you're here. Well I. Games.

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