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11/25/2016 12:04 pm ET Updated Nov 26, 2016

Michelle Obama Greets The Official White House Christmas Tree For The Last Time

The fir is 19 feet tall.

First lady Michelle Obama greeted the official 2016 White House Christmas tree on Friday.

The tree is a 19-foot Douglas Fir, which was donated to the White House by a tree farm in Wisconsin and delivered on a horse-drawn cart.

The official White House Christmas Tree is delivered to the White House in Washington, D.C., on November 25, 2016. The 19-foo
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The official White House Christmas Tree is delivered to the White House in Washington, D.C., on November 25, 2016. The 19-foot Douglas Fir was donated by a tree farm in Pennsylvania.

Obama was joined by first dogs Bo and Sunny, as well as two of her nephews. The two boys helped President Barack Obama during the official presidential turkey pardon on Thursday.

The boys, who Obama joked were her “replacement kids,” said the tree was “great.”

The official White House Christmas Tree arrives at the White House in Washington.
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The official White House Christmas Tree arrives at the White House in Washington.

CORRECTION: This article previously said the tree farm that donated the White House tree was in Pennsylvania; it is in Wisconsin.

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