2008 Christmas at the White House in Washington D.C. is red, white and blue – celebrating the patriotic spirit of Americans. Christmas is the season of hope, a great time to remember the blessings of living in a free country and to renew of sense of importance of friends and family.
The White House website contains descriptions of the White House decorations and the holiday events during the Christmas Season. President and Mrs. Bush offer holiday wishes to the nation each year on the site. There will be several airings of White House Christmas on HGTV Cable Television in the week before Christmas. Missing from the website this year is the Barney Cam, a humorous look at the Bushes pet dog on his adventures through the White House.
According the White House website the 18 and one half foot tall Frasier Fir in the Blue Room is decorated with ornaments decorated by artists from all around the United States. Members of Congress selected 369 artists to hand decorate ornaments specially designed to characterize the patriotic spirit of the artist’s state of region.
The East Wing is decorated with snow covered wreaths on the East Colonnade indoors, an antique slight carrying patriotic Santa, toys and packages rapped in red, white and blue. Christmas cards from ten Presidential administrations will be on display.. There will also be the original artwork of the 2008 White House Christmas Card.
Throughout the White House are decorations of red, white and blue, including green garlands, red poinsettias, white poinsettias and more.
White House Decorations 2001 – 2007
Every year the White House Decorations have a different theme.
2007 – Holiday in the National Parks: The 2007 theme highlighted the beautiful resource of the United States National Parks, with breathtaking landscapes and important historic sites across the nation. White House Holiday Decor Spotlights National Parks
2006 – Deck the Halls and Welcome All: The 2006 Christmas theme was a tribute the historic holiday memories at the White House. Color schemes of scarlet, crimson and fuchsia accented tradition holiday decorated decorations with garlands and brightly colored glass ornaments.
2005 – All Things Bright and Beautiful: The holiday theme highlighted the beauty found in nature. Simple, ye elegant decorations highlight creations from the natural world, with fresh greens, fruit and flowers in color schemes of tangerine, lime green and hot pink.
2004 – Welcome to a Season of Merriment and Melody
2003 – A Season of Stories: Happy Reading Adventures.
2002 – All Creatures Great and Small
2001 – Home for the Holidays
HGTV Airs White House Christmas
Viewers can enjoy a tour of the decorations at the White House on HGTV Cable Television.
HGTV airs White House Christmas on December 17, 18, 24, 25 and 26.
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