#TBT Christmas at the White House

From Trump telling a 7-year-old Santa doesn't exist to Nancy Reagan kissing Mr. T — here are some of the White House's most memorable Christmas moments. 🎄

74 Years of Christmas at the White House

December 1945

On the White House lawn, for the first time in 4 years the community Christmas tree is lighted again. As several thousand stands in the snow to watch, President Truman presses a button and Christmas officially comes to Washington.

December 1957

President and Mrs. Eisenhower arrived for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, where they are joined by vice president and Mrs. Nixon. Before a crowd of thousands, the stage bears the traditional message of the season, and President Eisenhower delivered his own as he tells the nation that world peace is up to Russia.

December 12, 1983

Mr. T, star of The A-Team shed his tough guy image and donned a Santa Claus costume to assist First Lady Nancy Reagan in unveiling the Christmas decorations at the White House.

December 07, 1992

Dana Carvey demonstrated the finger-steepling that was part of his George Bush impersonation as the 41st president laughed at the White House

December 25, 1999

Doll makers fashioned toys of American historical figures for this tree

December 17, 2002

Mrs. Bush adopted the theme of "All Creatures Great and Small. … Like many families, the First Family decorated their Christmas tree with ornaments

December 8, 2006

Christmas at the White House 2006 allows visitors a glimpse into the magical White House holiday celebrations of 2006. The exhibit will be adorned with recreations and decorations of the Christmas White House holiday, behind-the-scenes photos, and a replica of the Blue Room White House Christmas tree.

December 3, 2009

More than 90 volunteers from 24 states have completed the transformation of the White House for Christmas. The theme for that year's decorations was Reflect Rejoice Renew.

December 7, 2017

Melania joined children making Christmas decorations in the State Dining Room of the White House.


12/11/2019 10:52 PM


  • Andrew C.
    10/01/2020 06:55

    Trumpy was a complete utter embarrasment as always

  • Michael L.
    05/14/2020 15:06

    Trump supporters are low form of scum

  • Slater T.
    01/01/2020 03:39

    Can we make GWB the new White House Press Secretary?? I miss his gaffs SOOOO much!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Scott M.
    12/31/2019 19:20

    You need to stop trying to divide the country!!! Shows how ignorant and divisive you are!

  • Jerrad J.
    12/31/2019 04:24

    Trump 2020 ;)

  • Kenneth J.
    12/31/2019 02:23

    Trump and his gardening tool are the worst one's. F Trump

  • Jesse R.
    12/30/2019 23:11

    Those Clintons are a bunch of fakes..

  • John J.
    12/30/2019 19:59

    Lmfao typical Democrat narrative. We never heard what the girl on the other side of the phone said. The Democrats just took it hearsay and that was good enough. Kind of like the impeachment garbage they used. Democrats destroy everything they touch. Look at the Democrat controlled towns and cities. That says enough.

  • Raul R.
    12/30/2019 05:31

    imma say wat mrT said

  • Charles M.
    12/30/2019 03:03


  • Mark D.
    12/29/2019 23:23

    trump ate my puppy........

  • Chris H.
    12/29/2019 06:50

    Trump 2020! Landslide snowflakes!

  • Jaime V.
    12/27/2019 19:21

    If this President go to Mass will be cancelled for the day he will be in confession all day mr. Liar president

  • Michael M.
    12/25/2019 20:02

    Flush the turd nov3rd

  • Luis T.
    12/25/2019 01:25

    You people got to understand about trump,,,he's a Nazi and a hat we of the human race,,,he acts stupid to get attention,,,,,ignore him don't stoop to his level as far as I'm concern their will always be a Santa to the believers in God and Santa should live in our hearts forever America Merry Christmas,,,God bless,,

  • Todd W.
    12/24/2019 15:39

    ' That's marginal'. Is what I heard trump say. Where was it that he told the kid Santa doesn't exist?

  • Archie J.
    12/24/2019 11:36

    🤣🤣Bill says "Holiest Holiday" as he sits next to Satan! 🤣🤣

  • Daniel K.
    12/24/2019 00:18

    Obama never celebrated Christmas

  • Eric R.
    12/23/2019 04:40

    Trump sill is your president 🤣😂🤣😂🤣💪T2020

  • Ibrahim H.
    12/23/2019 02:04

    Jenny Jimenez

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