White House Christmas

Christmas at the White House isn’t for sissies. Take quantities that might work in a private home – guests, cookies, parties, cards, whatever – and add some extra zeros to get a feel for a White House-sized holiday season. As in 50,000 guests, 28 parties and open houses, a couple hundred thousand holiday cards and untold quantities of cookies, cakes, brownies, truffles and the like to feed the holiday throng.The Associated Press offers this peek with an interactive timeline featuring photos from past White House Christmases.

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