Tour of the White House at Christmas 2013

Step inside America’s first home during the holidays as designers and volunteers prep rooms from floor to ceiling with handmade crafts, one-of-a-kind art displays and decked-out Christmas trees.

By : Kayla Kitts

Welcome to a White House Christmas
Each year, first lady Michelle Obama chooses a theme for the home’s holiday decor. This year’s theme is “Gather Around,” a celebration of coming together with loved ones during the holiday season. Each room in the White House will showcase this idea through handmade decorations and unique Christmas trees.