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A Red, White and Blue Christmas

2008 Program Graphic Ground Floor Corridor

Red poinsettias fill the Ground Floor Corridor with holiday cheer. Back from the White House decorations of Christmas 2001 are miniature reproductions of presidents' homes, including those of Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson.

Christmas of 1967 was a very special celebration for President Lyndon Johnson's family as it followed the happy occasion of their daughter Lynda's beautiful White House wedding. This year President and Mrs. Bush will celebrate Christmas with their daughters Barbara and Jenna, and Jenna's husband Henry.

At Christmastime every year America's first lady decks the halls of the White House. Portraits of seven of these remarkable women, including Jacqueline Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt, occupy the Vermeil Room.

Uncle Sam is enjoying warming his hands by the fire in the Library. Hundreds of literary works by Americans fill the shelves, and a wooden chandelier from the home of James Fenimore Cooper, author of The Last of the Mohicans, lights the room.