Thank you for joining us for A Red, White and Blue Christmas at the White House!
This years theme celebrates the patriotic spirit that unites us as Americans. During this hopeful season we are reminded of the blessings of freedom we enjoy, and we renew our sense of what is important in our lives. Family and friends gather to share old traditions and create new ones. Strangers exchange smiles and tidings of good cheer. Children happily sing along to the songs of the holidays and help bake holiday treats for their loved ones.
We are grateful to the White House Executive Residence staff, artists from around the country and many volunteers for decorating the White House red, white and blue! Thanks to their creativity and hard work, this years holiday decorations reflect the best of the American spirit.
May your holidays be filled with joy and happy memories.
George W. Bush | Laura Bush
December 31, 2008
Presidential Message: New Year's Day, 2009
December 24, 2008
Presidential Message: Kwanzaa 2008
Event Backgrounder: The President Makes Christmas Eve Telephone Calls to Members of the Armed Forces
December 23, 2008
President's Radio Address
Presidential Message: Christmas 2008
Presidential Message: To the Men and Women of the United States Armed Forces
December 22, 2008
President Bush Participates in One Warm Coat Holiday Service Project
December 19, 2008
Holiday Tours at the White House Discussed on "Ask the White House"
December 16, 2008
Holidays at the White House Discussed on "Ask the White House"
December 15, 2008
President Bush Hosts Hanukkah Reception
December 3, 2008
Interview of the First Lady by Kiran Chetry, "American Morning," CNN
Interview of the First Lady by David Gregory, "Today Show", NBC News
Interview of the First Lady by Maggie Rodriguez, "The Early Show", CBS News
Interview of the First Lady by Gretchen Carlson, "FOX & Friends," FOX News
Interview of the First Lady by Claire Shipman, "Good Morning America", ABC News
Press Availability by Mrs. Bush at the White House Holiday Press Preview
Musical Groups to be Featured at White House Holiday Events
Menu for the 2008 Holiday Receptions
Fact Sheet: White House Holiday Decorations
Statement by Press Secretary Sally McDonough