12/03/2012 03:15 pm ET Updated Dec 03, 2012

White House Christmas Trees: A Look Back At The Decorated Greens Throughout The Years (PHOTOS)

Before you know it the holidays will be here, and it’s clear to see everyone is getting ready for the festivities. Just two weeks ago President Obama and his family received this year's White House Christmas tree and it's a stunner. But we recently learned that this is only one of 54 decorated greens in the house.

And when the 90th annual tree lighting ceremony airs on December 6th with Neal Patrick Harris, we'll be glued to our screens to see just how Mrs. Obama and her elves have created a winter wonderland at this famous home. But until then, we thought we'd take a trip down memory lane and look back at the White House Christmas trees from First Families past. Click through our slideshow to see some of our favorites.

White House Christmas Trees
White House Christmas Trees

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