Christmas Tree Friday
November 25th, 2011
08:08 AM ET

Christmas Tree Friday

President Obama will lay low Friday with no events on the schedule. But first Lady Michelle Obama will officially usher in the beginning of the Holiday season here at the White House at 11:00 a.m. ET when she receives the White House Christmas Tree.

This year's tree comes from Schroeder's Evergreens farm near Neshkoro, Wisconsin. Selected in early October, it is a 19-foot tall balsam fir. It will be displayed in the Blue Room. According to the White House, members of the National Christmas Tree Association have presented the official White House Christmas Tree for display since 1966.


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soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. EB

    umm... you spelled Christmas wrong in the title of this article... way to go.

    November 25, 2011 at 9:38 am |
  2. Gian

    Spelling.

    November 25, 2011 at 10:24 am |
  3. Howard

    This is not an episode of American Idol ... instead of choosing a President on the basis of popularity this time, we need a leader who has the experience, intellect, and judgment to get America back on track ... that's why Newt Gingrich is by far the best prospect for leading this country back to its former greatness !!!

    November 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm |
    • S.Positive

      President Obama will win in 2012

      November 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
      • Angy

        We can only hope!. newt,mitty,ricky,chelle,herman are all a big joke.

        November 25, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
      • Howard

        You'd have to be a real sucker to believe anything out of the obama administration these days. They spend most of their time getting campaign kickbacks from crony capitalists, doing damage control and cover ups, or conning democratic stooges out of their money ( for barack's BILLION dollar reelection campaign). Obama has even stooped to the level of hawking obama t-shirts and tote bags, in a vain attempt to substitute leadership, with simply buying the Presidency (again). And, all the while, obama hides what he's doing, by redirecting everyone's attention, with useless trips to south east asia, blaming Bush for the millionth time, and fueling the occupiers movement. And, believe it or not, there are still a considerable number of blindly devoted obama stooges and lackeys, who continue to defend this charlatan. It's time to remove power from this scoundrel, and find a competent, ethical, replacement for the Presidency.

        November 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
      • jean2009

        Perry summed up the whole Repuke slate with his....OOOOPS!

        November 26, 2011 at 9:04 pm |
  4. Joey

    I wonder if there will be another Mao ornament in the WH Christmas tree?

    November 25, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
  5. tamara reina

    Say hi to Friday Christmas Tree what a day that the Mr. President had to stay low to welcome his tree.

    November 25, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
    • jean2009

      Tradition is, the First Lady accepts the Christmas tree and is in charge of the decoration...not the President.

      November 26, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
  6. jerry

    her last tree at the expense of tax payers noobama 2012!

    November 25, 2011 at 9:05 pm |
    • Trace

      ahh Jerry!

      to bad so sad you just dislike this president so. Well, when he wins re-election against the GOP bagger cartoon character-esque toad, I would pay to see your little pointy head explode.

      Here's where you and the GOP / Bagger platform LOSE Jerry, ....there are more smart, logical, pragmatic thinking people in the electorate, than there are uninformed, racists, uneducated, name calling, faux news low IQers in this country. So the shear numbers will re-elect this president.

      Now, go take your meds and lay down until 2016. Your bumper sticker posts have long out lived their usefulness

      November 27, 2011 at 10:58 am |
  7. Mrs. Claus

    Holiday Tradition lives no matter the Party. A heartfelt Thank You to the growers of this GORGEOUS tree!

    November 25, 2011 at 9:14 pm |
  8. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @EB; Put on your good glasses. LOL! Where is the mis-spell of Christmas in the title of the article? 'Way to go', huh? You need to GO and get another pair of glasses! LOL!

    November 26, 2011 at 2:06 pm |
  9. Liz Carter in Georgia

    'With simply buying the Presidency (again)'? You are pathetic, Howard. He didn't buy it the first time...he won by a landslide. The 'reasonable intellect' in America, most of us 99%ers voted him in! He didn't give us one dime to vote for him! We had a choice you know,...HILLARY CLINTON...Remember? Furthermore...if what you say has ANY validity, you must be flashing back to the bought or stolen BUSH 'SELECTIONS'! You're a little late complaining don't you think? We're going to do it again! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!

    November 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
    • Howard

      barack obama, a completely inexperienced candidate, is promoted and sold to the the American public ... and even wins the Nobel Prize, for doing nothing. Staged events and photo ops abound. This empty suit, upstart, polarizes America, and preaches the downfall of all the conventional wisdom which built this country. He never had a job, yet dictates anti-capitalist policies, which result in massive unemployment, a national credit downgrade, sinking real estate values, record gas prices, half a trillion dollar loans to losers like Solyndra, 4 Trillion dollars in additional debt, in just 3 years, etc., etc. etc. ... meanwhile the biased main stream media, who never vetted this fool in the first place, and blindly devoted obama comrades, like the brain washed few, posting here, continue to make excuses for him, and provide him with qualities, and accomplishments, he simply does not possess.

      November 27, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
  10. jean2009

    Obama-Biden 2012

    November 26, 2011 at 9:12 pm |
    • superstar1

      obama-Biden 2012

      November 27, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
    • superstar1

      @howard how old are you 5 10 14

      November 27, 2011 at 5:37 pm |
  11. hamsta

    i guess hes gonna call it redistribution of wealth when he sends the grinch to steal the presents from under my tree and give the to my neighbor who refuses to get a job cuz he would rather sit on unemployment.

    November 27, 2011 at 6:28 am |
  12. hamsta

    i guess he will call it redistribution of wealth when he sends the grinch to steal the presents from under my tree and give them to my neighbor who refuses to get a job.

    November 27, 2011 at 8:54 am |
  13. Joey

    Hey Liz and Jean, do you two know each other apart from just here?

    November 27, 2011 at 11:29 am |
  14. hamsta

    Then why cant u see hes destroying america in the name of social justice?impeach that man before we end up like greece or nazi germany or the rest of the socialists that history has proven time and time again only results in failure.hitler was just an extreme socialist like bin laden was an extreme muslim.thats right ur president is a muslim nazi.history is ur evidence so pick up a book and read.

    November 27, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  15. hamsta

    i get a kick out of these people who claim theyre college educated.u pay 100000 dollars to learn one thing and cry no fair when its revealed ur not needed in this world.people like that cant believe that i have mastered one trade and learned 6 or 7 others.i know a nurse who cant find work and isnt even smart enuff to know if she has enuff gas to go somewhere but has the nerve to tell me how to do ceramic tile.i simply showed her she is stupid and while she paid for a class to learn i was at work doing the job.same for obama.went to harvard but is to stupid to see hes creating a welfare nation and wants to pay for it by taxing the productive people who make everything work.went to harvard but is to stupid to understand something thomas jefferson said before america was a nation.freedom stops when those who dont work outweigh those who do work.

    November 27, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
  16. hamsta

    i get a kick out of these people who claim theyre college educated.u pay 100000 dollars to learn one thing and cry no fair when its revealed ur not needed in this world.people like that cant believe that i have mastered one trade and learned 6 or 7 others.i know a nurse who cant find work and isnt even smart enuff to know if she has enuff gas to go somewhere but has the nerve to tell me how to do ceramic tile.i simply showed her she is stupid and while she paid for a class to learn i was at work doing the job.same for obama.went to harvard but is to stupid to see hes creating a welfare nation and wants to pay for it by taxing the productive people who make everything work.went to harvard but is to stupid to understand something thomas jefferson said before america was a nation.freedom stops when those who dont work outweigh those who do work.has nothing to do with race but the card will be pulled by people to stupid to realize theyre destroying kings legacy with illegitimate claims.

    November 27, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
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