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The President and the Park Ranger Show Our Democracy Shining Bright!

Audrey Peterman | Posted 12.15.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

On December 3, I saw a woman who grew up embracing her great-grandmother, a former slave, embrace the President of the United States on the biggest stage in the land.

Top 10 Iconic Christmas Trees and Their Roots

Cheapflights | Posted 02.16.2015 | Travel

It's hard to believe these colossal trees once began as small seedlings and have blossomed into festive holiday symbols after half of a century or more.

Alissa Scheller

INFOGRAPHIC: What You Didn't Know About Your Christmas Tree | Alissa Scheller | Posted 12.15.2013 | HuffPost Home

The country's tallest Christmas tree isn't the famous Rockefeller Center tree, or even the National Christmas tree in Washington, D.C. It's in Coeur d...

The National Christmas Tree: Past to Present

Canden Schwantes | Posted 02.02.2014 | DC
Canden Schwantes

Even if this tradition was started to raise the profits of an electric company, you have to enjoy the beauty of this "American holiday tradition that continues to bring citizens together to share in a message of hope and peace."

Stay Warm, And Full Of Churros, During The White House Tree Lighting

Posted 12.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- You may get hungry and cold as you're walking to and from the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted White House Christmas Tree lighting this week. ...

Neil Patrick Harris Will Help With Christmas Tradition

Posted 11.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Neil Patrick Harris will help light the National Christmas Tree next week. The award-winning Broadway and television actor will be the m...

Hayley Miller

First Family Lights Up 89th National Christmas Tree | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.01.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Christmas spirit officially swept into the nation's capital Thursday night as hundreds of families and onlookers assembled on the El...

PHOTOS: White House Christmas Tree Lighting Is Greener Than You Think

Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

The National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony stands as one of the United States' richest traditions. Nine decades in, the event has gained some green...

25 Christmas Light Displays From Around The Globe (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The display of colored lights in honor of Christmas is one of the most visible holiday traditions in the United States and in many other countries aro...

Obama, In Shadow Of Polls, Embraces 'Christian' Label

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service When President Obama lit the National Christmas Tree behind the White House last year, he spoke of a "child ...

White House Christmas: Obama Family Lights The National Christmas Tree (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Early Thursday evening the Obamas and the Bidens gathered to light the National Christmas Tree. "Ho! It worked," exclaimed President Obama after pres...