Ready for Saint Nick! It’s not quite December, but the White House is already decorated for Christmas. New gorgeous interior shots of the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue residence were released on Tuesday, November 29.
According to Vogue, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama wanted “The Gift of the Holidays” to be the theme, to represent what a gift it’s been to live there for the past eight years.
The couple went all out for their last hoorah. Per Vogue, 65,000 ornaments were used; 8,000 bows; 7,500 strands of ribbon; 109 wreaths and 1,245 feet of garland.
Most rooms include towering trees covered with hundreds of beautiful ornaments. (There are 63 trees in total!) The colorful, sparkly lights vary from red, gold and silver, and most trees are wrapped with streamers and topped with a paper bow.
But that’s not all. Every nook and cranny is adorned with something for the season. Wreaths hang in windows, ribbons adorn high beams and garland overflows onto staircases. One fireplace in particular is even taken over by large Christmas ball ornaments.
The hallways are just as merry. Dozens of snowmen line the walls, lights are strung from the ceilings and cookies are set out on tables.
Other tasty (but fake!) treats are spread around the estate. Case in point: Gingerbread houses made out of LEGOs. Additionally, one real White House gingerbread house weighs up to 250 pounds.
POTUS and FLOTUS also added a personal touch this year. In one room, two gigantic dog statues made out of pom-poms are set out in honor of their pups, Bo and Sonny.
Per Time, Michelle is inviting military families to view the festive decorations on Tuesday.
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