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For Immediate Release
December 24, 2003

Barbara Bush, Andy Card Read Christmas Eve Holiday Stories

Barbara Bush reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas" 1
Andrew Card reads "Little Lost Angel"
Mrs. Bush Reads "Angelina's Christmas"
Secretary Evans Reads "Cowboy Night Before Christmas" 2
Treasury Secretary Snow Reads "Olive, the Other Reindeer" 3
OMB Director Josh Bolten Reads "It's Hanukkah"
OMB Director Josh Bolten Reads "What is Hanukkah"
Education Secretary Rod Paige Reads "The Grinch" (English)
SBA Administrator Hector Barreto Reads "The Grinch" (Español)
Secretary Ann Veneman reads "Auntie Claus" 4
Advisor Karl Rove reads "Santa's New Reindeer"
BarneyCam II
Barney & Spot's Winter Wonderland
1From The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, illustrated by Jean Hirashima, copyright © 1993 by Jean Hirashima, illustrations. Used by permission of Grosset & Dunlap, A Division of Penguin Young Readers Group, A Member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 345 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014. All rights reserved.

2From Cowboy Night Before Christmas by James Rice © 1986 used by permission of the publisher, Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

3From Olive, the Other Reindeer © 1997 by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh. Used with permission of Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco.

4Copyright © 1999 by Elisa Primavera. Reproduced by permission of the author and the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

WASHINGTON, DC -- Former First Lady Barbara Bush read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and Chief of Staff Andrew Card read "Little Lost Angel" on Christmas eve on the White House web site.

Today's holiday readings conclude nearly two weeks of nightly holiday bedtime stories which have included:

Laura Bush reading "Angelina's Christmas"

Secretary Don Evans Reading "Cowboy Night Before Christmas"

Treasury Secretary John Snow reading "Olive, the Other Reindeer"

OMB Director Josh Bolten reading "It's Hanukkah" and "What is Hanukkah?"

Education Secretary Rod Paige reading "The Grinch" in English

Small Business Administrator Hector Baretto reading "The Grinch" in Spanish

USDA Secretary Ann Veneman reading "Auntie Claus"

Presidential Senior Advisor Karl Rove reading "Santa's New Reindeer"

The bedtime story videos are just part of the White House holiday section. Other features which can be found at include the new Barney Cam video, "Barney Cam II: Barney Reloaded," the 2003 White House holiday book, 360 degree views of the decorated state rooms, historic photos of holidays at the White House and Presidential holiday cards dating back to the Roosevelt administration.

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