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Seasons Greetings from the White House: The Collection of Presidential Christmas Cards, Messages, and Gifts, Hardcover, 224 pages
Seasons Greetings from the White House: The Collection of Presidential Christmas Cards, Messages, and Gifts, Hardcover, 224 pages


 
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More than just anecdotes and photos of Presidential Christmas cards, this highly researched volume presents a picture of life in the White House as viewed through a Christmas wreath. The inside stories told here include: The first National Christmas Tree and Calvin Coolidge's walk to the park to light it; the controversy over the wax candles FDR insisted on lighting on his family quarters tree; the paintings by Dwight Eisenhower for his Christmas cards and gift prints; the Jacqueline Kennedy sleigh ride on the South Lawn that became a Christmas card; the untold details of Pat Nixon's restoration of the White House; LBJ's Christmas party for members of Congress on five hours' notice; the Carters, who "knew more about American furniture and American art than any other First Family in the twentieth century;" Ronal Reagan, the only President to have the National Tree lit on his Inauguration Day; Barbara Bush, cherry picker queen, with a record-setting 12 rides to the top of the National Christmas Tree; the Clintons' in-person Christmas shopping attempts in Georgetown. Interwoven with the personal First Family stories are accounts of national and world events surrounding the time of Christmas. Accompanied by selected Presidential tree-lighting speeches, this is truly a mini-history of America dating back to 1923 and the first National Christmas Tree.


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