The White House is decked out in its holiday best once again this year. Each year, the First Lady picks a new theme for the holidays and the 2011 White House Christmas theme is “Shine, Give, Share” which includes a tribute to military troops, veterans, and their families.
The official White House Christmas tree, located in the Blue Room, is 18.5 feet this year.
A second tree honoring the military sits in the East Landing of the White House. This tree honors Gold Star military families, ones that have lost a loved one in service. The tree features star ornaments which families inscribed with the name of their loved one.
The China Room features a decorated tree and elegant table setting.
The Red Room features two smaller trees and red wreaths.
The Green Room features handmade tabletop trees made from recycled aluminum.
The Library has a large tree decorated with red ornaments and a banner highlighting this year’s theme.
The Library also features a large topiary sculpture of First Dog, Bo, crafted from plastic trash bags. This is one of the many Bo sculptures made this year.
The East Garden Room contains the largest Bo sculpture, a 4.5 foot Bo made of 35 yards of felt which stands next to several paper Christmas trees.
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