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First lady welcomes Christmas tree

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published November 23, 2012 at 11:39 a.m. Updated November 23, 2012 at 12:09 p.m.


First lady Michelle Obama with daughters Sasha, left, and Malia welcome the arrival of the official White House Christmas tree, a 19-foot Fraser Fir from Jefferson, N.C., at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

White House Christmas tree arrives

First lady Michelle Obama and her daughters were on hand Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, to receive the White House Christmas tree from a farm in North Carolina. (By The Associated Press)
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— First lady Michelle Obama is kicking off the holiday season by welcoming the White House Christmas tree.

Mrs. Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha and first dog Bo greeted the arrival of a 19-foot Fraser fir from Peak Farms in Jefferson, N.C.

The tree arrived Saturday on a horse-drawn carriage. It will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House.

The first lady says the tree is “perfect.”

The fir tree comes from the farm of 2012 National Christmas Tree Association grand champion winners Rusty and Beau Estes.

Members of the association have presented the official White House Christmas tree every year since 1966.

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Razrbacker196107030755 says... November 23, 2012 at 6:06 p.m.

Why would a Black Liberation Theology Socialist want a CHRISTMAS tree, anyway? Oh, wait...she DOES love that MAO Christmas ornament, doesn't she? LOL! Happy Kwanza!

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FreeSpiritMan says... November 23, 2012 at 6:25 p.m.

You and those like you are why she, the kids and her husband are back in the White House, Thanks for being who you are. Happy Holidays.

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Populist says... November 23, 2012 at 6:28 p.m.

Yes, in this holiday season, the racists still have to make their wisecracks.

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Testingonetwothree says... November 23, 2012 at 7:39 p.m.

To be politically correct wouldnt this be a holiday tree or holiday conifer.......
and all that voted for him and against him will get the gift on 1-1-13 that he said wouldnt happen, higher taxes, increased health insurance costs, and assorted other well as higher unemployment now that hes been elected......

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