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"Deck the Halls and Welcome All"

Thank you for celebrating with us as we "Deck the Halls and Welcome All" at the White House!

Around the world, sparkling decorations reflect the joys of the holiday season. Eager children trim the tree to welcome presents under it. Sweethearts hang mistletoe to welcome a holiday kiss. Grandparents prepare cookies and stockings — and plenty of hugs — to welcome beloved grandchildren. And everyone wears a smile to welcome the holiday spirit.

Throughout our nation’s history, presidents and their families have welcomed many guests to a White House dressed up for yuletide affairs both merry and momentous. As you stroll through this year’s decorations, we invite you to enjoy the historic holiday memories you’ll find in this booklet.

Our thanks go to the Executive Residence staff, floral designers, and all who’ve dedicated their energy to decking these halls — and to helping us welcome one and all to a very festive White House!

With best wishes for a joyous season,

George W. Bush | Laura Bush

Press Releases and Speeches

December 29, 2006
Presidential Message on Eid al-Adha

December 24, 2006
President Bush Makes Christmas Eve Telephone Calls to Members of the Armed Forces

December 23, 2006
President's Radio Address

Christmas Day Lunch Menu at Camp David

December 22, 2006
President and Mrs. Bush Participate in a Holiday Service Project

December 18, 2006
Presidential Message: Christmas 2006

President and Mrs. Bush Host Hanukkah Reception at the White House

Presidential Message to the Men and Women of the United States Armed Forces

Presidential Message: Kwanzaa 2006

December 15, 2006
Presidential Message: Hanukkah 2006

December 8, 2006
Mrs. Bush's Remarks During a Visit to the Children's National Medical Center

December 7, 2006
President Bush Attends Lighting of the National Christmas Tree

December 6, 2006
Musical Groups to be Featured at White House Holiday Events

December 4, 2006
President and Mrs. Bush Host Children's Holiday Reception at the White House

November 30, 2006
Mrs. Bush Previews the White House 2006 Christmas Decorations

Interview of the First Lady by CBS

Interview of the First Lady by NBC

Interview of the First Lady by ABC

November 27, 2006
Mrs. Bush Receives the White House Christmas Tree

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