Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mrs. Obama Previews The White House Ornaments; Promotes Toys for Tots

First Lady Michelle Obama debuts the 2009 White House Christmas decorations in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009. She is accompanied by U.S. Marines as she promotes the Marine Corp's Toys for Tots program. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Courtesy AP:

Christmas at the White House is being celebrated with recycled ornaments, natural materials and, of course, a gingerbread White House. The work of culinary art is covered in white chocolate and features family dog, Bo.

First lady Michelle Obama previewed the decorations on Wednesday.

The centerpiece of the White House Christmas decor stands in the Blue Room: an 18 1/2-foot Douglas fir lit with environmentally sound lights, hundreds of ornaments from past administrations that were sent out for refurbishing, and gold ribbons and bows.