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Behind the Scenes Roundup: Holidays at the White House

Some of our favorite videos take you inside the White House for the 2011 holidays

The holidays are a very special time at the White House, from the magnificent decorations in every room to the festive celebrations held throughout the month of December. This year’s holiday theme, “Shine, Give, Share,” honors members of the military and their families for all that they do and sacrifice for our nation. The décor throughout the White House, hung with care by a team of volunteers from 37 different states, reflects the theme and pays tribute to our service members and their loved ones.

We pulled together a roundup of some of our favorite videos that take you inside the White House during this special time of year.

Watch a time lapse video of volunteers transforming the White House over a long weekend. Check out the video here.

A closer look at how the White House and Naval Observatory, the Vice President’s official residence, put military families at the center of their holiday celebrations. Check out the video here.

Meet “The Littlest Bo,” and learn more about the Bo topiaries created as part of the seasonal decor. Check out the video here.


For more holiday coverage, visit our 2011 holiday page.