October 4th, 2011
01:35 PM ET
News came down Tuesday that White House officials have selected an 18-and-a-half-foot-tall balsam fir from Wisconsin to serve as this year’s official White House Christmas tree.
Did you know the official tree is erected in the Blue Room of the White House and, since the days of Jacqueline Kennedy, is always decorated in a theme determined by the first lady? In 1961, the theme was “The Nutcracker” while last year’s theme was “Simple Gifts.”
In the last 10 years, three each have come from Pennsylvania and North Carolina, two from Washington, and one each from Wisconsin and West Virginia.
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