Nation: Merry Christmas to All

The tree is heavily decorated with candy canes, gingerbread cookies, and toys mostly made by the blind and selected by Jacqueline Kennedy; it stands 16 ft. high in the main lobby near the Blue Room, which was itself closed because it is being redone partially in white. There is a crèche with exquisite. 18th century Neapolitan figures in the East Room. Some 1,200 members of the White House staff who last week attended the annual staff Christmas party received prints of a watercolor by Pennsylvania Artist Edward Lehman showing the Red Room as...

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