Every year I enjoy taking a look at the White House Christmas decorations.  The 2012 White House Christmas theme is “Joy to All.” 

The main Christmas tree is an 18+ foot Fraser Fir located in the Blue Room and is dedicated to military families and veterans.  The banner on the tree reads “Joining Forces” and it is decorated with ornaments made by children living on military bases. 

2012 White House Christmas Tree



The Blue Room tree is one of 54 Christmas trees decorated in the White House this year.  A pair of beautiful trees is located in the Diplomatic Reception room.  And take a look at that decorated mantle!

White House Christmas Decorations

The Christmas tree in the Green Room is decorated with living ornaments.  How cute is this terrarium ornament!  This could totally be a DIY project for anyone’s tree.  The White House even provides instructions on how you can create your own terrarium ornament on their website.

White House Living Christmas Tree Ornaments 2012

Another pair of Christmas trees decorates the East Room.  The theme of these trees is American folk art and the room’s décor is full of handmade elements.

2012 White House Christmas East Room

Another pretty Christmas tree can be found in the East Room.  This tree is decorated with all white ornaments.  In the photo below you can also see one of the few stained glass windows designed for the White House this year.

White House Christmas Decor East Wing 2012

My favorite Christmas tree in this year’s White House décor, is this colorful rainbow tree located in the East Garden room.  Most of the White House Christmas décor is so traditional, I think this bright and cheery colorful tree is such a fun surprise.

Colorful Christmas Tree White House 2012

Of course the White House Christmas décor isn’t all about the beautiful trees, there are holiday accents throughout the White House.  Each year a huge gingerbread house of the famous estate is created.  I love the little Bo guarding the front of it.  The gingerbread house weighs over 300 pounds, including 50 pounds of chocolate.  I hope someone gets to bite into this tasty treat after the holidays are over!

2012 White House Gingerbread House

Bo is a common element in the 2012 White House Christmas decorations.  There is even a huge Bo sculpture made of 20,000 pom poms!  It took a volunteer over 80 hours to create it.

White House Christmas Bo Sculpture

Bo tends to steal the show at the White House.  This year, he even gives a tour of all of the White House Christmas decorations which you can watch below!



I love taking a look at the White House holiday decorations each year.  With such a big and grand house, it’s no surprise they go big with their holiday décor!  You can check out White House Christmas decorations from past years with my 2011 and 2009 decorating recaps.

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