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Photos show how the White House has celebrated Christmas through the years

Added 11-29-22 05:14:04pm EST - “The White House halls have been decked for the holidays every year since John and Abigail Adams held the first Christmas party in 1800.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Photos show how the White House has celebrated Christmas through the years”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Adams' White House Christmas party was held in honor of their 4-year-old granddaughter Susanna Boylston Adams.

Grover Cleveland, for example, lit up the first Christmas tree inside the White House to the delight of his young daughters.

His children and grandchildren enjoyed spending Christmas Eve in the presidential residence to partake in two of Roosevelt's favorite holiday traditions: hanging stockings and reading, "A Christmas Carol."

First lady Eleanor Roosevelt also invited Girl Scouts to sing carols with her in the East Room in 1936.

The turkeys were gifted to him by the Poultry and Egg National Board and the National Turkey Federation.

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