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The Obamas get festive with 'Bo-flakes' and a gingerbread White House

November 29, 2012
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After celebrating many joyful Christmases in the White House over the past four years, the Obama family is set to enjoy several more following President Obama's re-election. This festive spirit was evident when, on Wednesday, Michelle Obama unveiled the White House's annual Christmas decorations, just three weeks after Barack's historic election victory.

Welcoming military families to America's most renowned residence, the First Lady offered the first glimpse of the seasonal transformation. The White House is adorned with a splendid array of Christmas trees, including the official 18-foot conifer gracing the Blue Room and the First Lady's tree in the Grand Foyer, embellished with ornaments from Christmases past, like Jacqueline Kennedy's white ballerina and Lady Bird Johnson's cream and gold flower.

Engaging with her guests, the mother of Malia and Sasha enthusiastically participated in the craft activities prepared for the younger visitors. She assisted them in creating 'honey sucker' lollipops and arranged for a special appearance by Bo, the presidential Portuguese Water Dog. References to Bo are a charming touch throughout the White House, with paper cutouts of the beloved pet, known as 'Bo-flakes', adorning many trees.

Guests were undoubtedly charmed upon their arrival at the iconic building, and were further delighted by a gingerbread replica of the White House. This impressive creation weighs 300 pounds and even features a miniature version of the house's own vegetable garden.

Having recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary and victorious in their hard-fought presidential race, the Obamas are poised for a wonderful Christmas in their beautifully adorned surroundings.

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