Tall arrival at the White House
November 26th, 2010
02:45 PM ET

Tall arrival at the White House

Washington (CNN) –The 2010 Christmas season officially kicked off Friday when First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, received the White House Christmas tree as it arrived on a horse drawn carriage.

The 19 foot Douglas-fir hails from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania and will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House.

Hand picked by White House staff in September, the tree was presented by the owner of the tree farm, Christopher Botek, and his family. Botek earned the honor after winning a national Christmas tree contest earlier this year.

This is not the first time the Botek farm has had the honor of presenting the offical White House Christmas tree. Botek's parents presented the 2006 tree to Former First Lady Laura Bush.


Topics: Michelle Obama

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  1. Joel

    Alot of people have negative comments about our Leader no one seen their name on the in the run for that job.The man is doing his job trying to fix all the screw up the ones before him if he step on some toes doing this do not get in the way Bush was in the White for 8years I did not see him do anything but let the oil companies robb the american people of their hard earn money letting to raise gas prices to 5.00$ or more he was the biggest invester they had.Our triying his best not everybody works all the time he was on his time not yours so keep trying your best I know the job isn't easy their not in office your Mr President.

    November 28, 2010 at 10:33 am |
  2. Shiranee Dassanayake

    I cannot understand the way the American mind works. They expect Obama to fix in 2 yrs,problems that were created long before his term in office. Americans are now dissing the health care reforms which other developed countries accept as the norm. The President writes a book, the proceeds of which are to go the war vets, the he is criticised for writing instead of doing his job (ignoring the fact that the book was written prior to becoming President).
    I am ashamed to even live next door to the US. America is going down the tubes, and it is through no fault of your President.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:03 am |