Christmas Trivia - White House Tree

When was the first White House Christmas tree decorated?

The first White House Christmas tree may have been displayed the 1850's (by President Franklin Pierce) or the 1880's (by President Benjamin Harris).

The White House had a Christmas tree in most years early in the 20th century, and every year since 1923.

The first large outdoor National Christmas tree was lit in 1923 by President Calvin Coolidge, beginning a tradition that has continued every year since.


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