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Christmas tree arrives at White House

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First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed the official White House Christmas tree this morning.

The 19 foot Fir tree was grown at Whispering Pine Tree farm outside of Oconto, Wisconsin and will be set up in the Blue Room. 

Whispering pine's owners Dave and Mary Vander Velder were on hand to present the tree, which is a rare combination of a Fraser Fir and a Veitch Fir, to the first lady. 

The tree was cut on November 15 and arrived at the White House on a traditional horse-drawn carriage. 

Members of the National Christmas Tree Association have presented the official White House Christmas tree sine 1966.

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