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First Family Welcomes White House Christmas Tree

Friday, Nov 29, 2013  |  Updated 4:51 PM CDT
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A very special delivery arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Friday morning. First lady Michelle Obama, her daughters, Sasha and Malia, and dogs, Bo and Sunny, welcomed the arrival of the official White House Christmas tree around 11 a.m.

A very special delivery arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Friday morning. First lady Michelle Obama, her daughters, Sasha and Malia, and dogs, Bo and Sunny, welcomed the arrival of the official White House Christmas tree around 11 a.m.

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A very special delivery arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Friday morning.

First lady Michelle Obama; her daughters, Sasha and Malia; and dogs, Bo and Sunny, welcomed the arrival of the official White House Christmas tree around 11 a.m.

The 18-and-a-half foot Douglas fir came from Crystal Springs Tree Farm in Leighton, Pa. 

The tree will be on display in the Blue Room of the White House throughout the holidays.

But this isn't the only Christmas tree in town: Earlier this week, the Capitol Christmas Tree arrived at the U.S. Capitol after making its way from a forest in northeast Washington state.

Workers used a crane to place the 88-foot Engelmann spruce on the west front lawn of the Capitol Monday morning. It is the second tallest tree ever used at the Capitol.

It will be decorated with more than 5,000 handmade ornaments from children across the country reflecting the theme "Sharing Washington's Good Nature."

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