Christmas in the White House
This enjoyable book illuminates the long-held traditions and rare occurances that have shaped Christmas at the White House over the course of its history. Albert Menendez poured through diaries, memoirs, letters, newspapers, and more to compile the stories chronicled here, which include a Christmas wedding and honeymoon for Woodrow Wilson, the first lighting of the National Christmas Tree by Calvin Coolidge, a surprise dinner for poor children hosted by Abraham Lincoln's son, and so much more.
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American beautiful Blue Room cake Calvin Coolidge candles candy cards Carter celebrated Christ Christmas carols Christmas Day Christmas dinner Christmas Eve Christmas message Christmas party Church Cranberry cream creche crowds custom dance December December 23 decorated delighted dining room Dolly East Room eggs Eisenhower Ellipse evergreens favorite festive fire friends gave gifts Grace Coolidge grandchildren greeted guests happy Hayes holiday holly Hoover hymn Jefferson Johnson Kennedy Lady Bird Lady Bird Johnson light Lillian Rogers Parks Lincoln looked Madison mansion National Christmas Tree night Nixon Pageant of Peace painted Park played plum pudding poinsettias Polk pounds presents President quiet Reagan received Roosevelt loved salad sang Santa Claus Sauce Secret Service sent singing spirit staff stockings story teaspoon Teddy Roosevelt told took toys traditional Truman turkey U.S. Marine Band Virginia Washington White House White House Christmas wife Woodrow Wilson wrote