- The official White House Christmas Tree is an 18 ½-foot tall Fraser fir presented to Mrs. Bush by Jessie Davis and Russell Estes of River Ridge Tree Farms in Crumpler, North Carolina.
- The tree is decorated with 369 ornaments hand-decorated by artists from around the country, who were selected by their members of Congress. Each ornament was specially designed to characterize the unique, patriotic spirit of the artist’s state, district, or territory. All Senators and Representatives were invited by Mrs. Bush to participate.
You can browse some of the White House Christmas trees of past years, including the one above from the Clintons' 1998 holidays. This tree was "was based on the theme "A Winter Wonderland." The tree featured fabric snowmen ornaments, knitted mittens and hats, and painted wooden ornaments."
You can also see the now annual White House Menorah lighting. The picture above is President Reagan in 1986 with the "Friends of Lubavitch."