Michelle Obama receives last White House Christmas Tree

First Lady Michelle Obama received the White House Christmas Tree Friday for the last time.

The Obama's are preparing for their last holiday season in the Whitehouse. The annual Christmas tree arrived for the last time this Friday. 

Michelle Obama, accompanied by her little nephews, Austin and Aaron Robinson, plus the family's two dogs Bo and Sunny, received the official tree.

USA Today reported that the two boys looked delighted to be at the ceremony. They were filling in for the Obama's two daughters who had other commitments. They were seen keeping tabs on the two black-and-white Portuguese water dogs. 

Presented by the National Christmas Tree Association contest winners, the tree is a 19-foot Balsam-Veitch fir grown at the Whispering Pines Tree Farm in Oconto, Wisconsin. 

According to tradition, the tree was pulled to the White House by a horse-drawn carriage with drivers decked out in breeches and tailcoats. 

According to Dave and Marry Vander Velden, the 2016 winners of the National Christmas Tree Association contest, the tree is a rare cross between a Fraser fir native to North Carolina and a Veitch fir native to Japan. 

The Obama's will have the tree on display in the Blue Room at the White House. 


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