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For Immediate Release
Office of the First Lady
November 30, 2005

White House 2005 Holiday Theme Is "All Things Bright and Beautful"

      Holidays at the White House 2005

Mrs. Laura Bush announced "All Things Bright and Beautiful" as the theme for the 2005 holiday season at the White House today. This year's holiday decorations bring nature's beauty to the White House.

Simple, yet elegant, decorations highlight creations from the natural world. Fresh greens, fruit and flowers awaken the senses of smell, taste and sight. The color schemes of tangerine, lime green and hot pink boldly accent the traditional touches of the holiday decorations.

The official White House Christmas tree occupies most of the Blue Room. The 18 foot Fraser fir was grown by Earl and Betsy Deal and their children, Meg and Buddy, of Laurel Springs, North Carolina. Fresh white lilies, crystal garland and white lights adorn the White House Christmas Tree.

Each guest visiting the White House will receive a tour book illustrated by Donna Green from Cohasset Village, Massachusetts. The illustrations capture this year's theme by highlighting the colors and natural elements of this year's decorations.

The words of "All Things Bright and Beautiful" were adapted from Cecil F. Alexander's Hymns for Little Children.

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