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Obama Lights National Christmas Tree

AP | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has thrown the switch, bathing the National Christmas Tree in lights and giving an otherwise dreary day in ...

Alissa Scheller

INFOGRAPHIC: What You Didn't Know About Your Christmas Tree

HuffingtonPost.com | 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."

PHOTOS: First Family Flips Switch On National Tree

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 02.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As he and his family flipped the switch to light the National Christmas Tree Thursday night, President Barack Obama said he hopes the tr...

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...

Get Yer National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Tickets!

AP | Posted 10.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service is opening a lottery for free tickets to attend this year's National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washi...

'Transplant Shock' Kills National Christmas Tree

AP | Posted 07.05.2012 | Weird News

WASHINGTON — Federal officials say the National Christmas Tree planted near the White House a year ago has died and is being removed. The Natio...

Hayley Miller

First Family Lights Up 89th National Christmas Tree

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

WATCH: National Christmas Tree Lights Up

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 01.31.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The new National Christmas Tree is settling into its new digs just south of the White House. President Barack Obama and his family...

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...

Black Eyed Peas To Join Obama For Tree Lighting

AP | Posted 11.30.2011 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- The Black Eyed Peas and Kermit the Frog are joining the lineup of performers who will help light the National Christmas Tree near the Wh...

Black Eyed Peas Join Obama For Tree Lighting

AP | Posted 01.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The Black Eyed Peas and Kermit the Frog are joining the lineup of performers who will help light the National Christmas Tree near t...

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...