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    This Dec. 12, 1962, photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum shows President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy alongside a White House Christmas tree in Washington.
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    Lady Bird Johnson posed with a Christmas tree at the White House, Dec. 14, 1965.
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    As Christmas draws near, the three White House pets sit before the family Christmas tree on the second floor at the executive mansion on Dec. 20, 1971, in Washington. Pasha, Tricia's Yorkshire terrier; Vicki, Julie's silver poodle; and King Timahoe, President Nixon's Irish setter, will be on hand for the family gathering on Christmas Day.
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    Betty Ford shown in front of White House Christmas tree in Washington on Dec. 10, 1974.
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    President Jimmy Carter along with First Lady Rosalynn Carter and daughter Amy Carter on Dec. 22, 1977, in front of the White House Christmas tree.
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    President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan stand in front of the White House Christmas tree in this 1987 photo. This tree was one of Eric Sundback's trees which was the last time he had one in the White House. It was an 18.5 foot Fraser Fir.
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    First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush, wife of President George Bush, 41st President of the United States, poses in front of one of the White House Christmas trees in the Blue Room, Washington, D.C.
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    The official White House Christmas tree stands in the Blue Room of the White House, Dec. 4, 2000, in Washington. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that "Holiday Reflections" will be the White House holiday theme.
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    White lilies and crystal spheres cover the White House Christmas tree during the media preview of the 2005 holiday decorations and tasting event in the Blue Room of the White House, Nov. 30, 2005, in Washington. White House's holiday theme for 2005 during President George W. Bush's second term in office was "All Things Bright and Beautiful."
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    The official White House Christmas tree stood in the Blue Room during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations, Nov. 29, 2007, in Washington. "Holiday in the National Parks" was the theme of the White House 2007 holiday decorations during President George W. Bush's second term in office.
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    The official White House Christmas tree stands in the Blue Room of the White House during a media preview of the 2008 holiday decorations December 3, 2008 in Washington, DC. The White House 2008 holiday theme was "A Red, White and Blue Christmas," during President George W. Bush's second term. More than 60,000 visitors toured the holiday decorations.
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    The official White House Christmas tree was displayed in the Blue Room of the White House during a press tour of the holiday decorations in Washington, Dec. 2, 2009, during President Barack Obama's first Christmas in the White House. The Douglas Fir was lit with environmentally friendly LED lights and decorated with more than 800 ornaments from previous White House administrations.
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    The White House Christmas tree is pictured in the Blue Room at the White House in Washington, Dec. 1, 2010.
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    A topiary of the first family's dog, Bo, sits in front of the fireplace in the library during the first viewing of the 2011 White House Christmas decorations Nov. 30, 2011, in Washington.
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  • Christmas Past at the White House

    White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses explains his design for the nearly 300-pound gingerbread house of the White House, on display in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Nov. 28, 2012.
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