Dec. 1 - The annual Christmas tree ceremony at the White House. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
The annual Christmas tree ceremony at the White House. The band is playing. And the audience is ready as the first family lights the U.S. National Christmas Tree Thursday. It was the 89th time the tree lighting ceremony was held. U.S. President Barack Obama extends holiday greetings from the First Family. SOUNDBITE: U.S. President George W. Bush, saying (English): "I wish you all the happiest of holiday season , the merriest of Christmases. God bless you all, and God bless the United States of America." It was an evening of music. And of story telling. And of course Santa. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters