U.S. First Lady Jill Biden greets the White House Christmas tree with her grandson
Steph Deschamps / November 22, 2022
The "First Lady" of the United States, Jill Biden, received this Monday the Christmas tree that will be displayed in the White House. She was accompanied by her grandson Beau, dressed in a blazer who absolutely wanted to see the Christmas tree, she commented.
The 5.6 meter tall tree will reach the ceiling of the Blue Room of the White House. The 20-year-old tree is from Auburn, Pennsylvania and comes from the largest tree grower who won the 2022 National Christmas Tree Association's annual Christmas Tree Competition.
The first known White House Christmas tree was placed in the second floor Oval Room in 1889. At the time, the room served as a family room and library.
In 1966, the National Christmas Tree Association launched its contest to find the official tree for the White House Blue Room. And every year since, the tree chosen has been so large that the Blue Room chandelier is removed to accommodate the tree's height.