Photographing the White House Christmas Decorations, a pleasant assignment for White House Photographers

The media photographs the White House Christmas tree as part of the Christmas decorations at the White House  in December 2016 Photo by Dennis Brack
The media photographs the White House Christmas tree as part of the Christmas decorations at the White House in December 2016
Photo by Dennis Brack

Volunteers come from throughout the United States to help in the decorations at the White House.  The heavy lifting is done by the United States Park service.  After all the White House in a national park.

One more Christmas tree is brought into the White House as part of the Christmas decorations at the White House  in December 2016 Photo by Dennis Brack
One more Christmas tree is brought into the White House as part of the Christmas decorations at the White House in December 2016
Photo by Dennis Brack

Each year the First Lady’s press office puts out a sign up list for journalists to look at and photograph the White House  decorated for  Christmas.  Each administration does this with their individual style.  During the Reagan years, the press was treated to a substantial assortment of Christmas cheer complete with champaign of mimosas in the East Room. 

The Library as part of the Christmas decorations at the White House  in December 2016 Photo by Dennis Brack
The Library as part of the Christmas decorations at the White House in December 2016
Photo by Dennis Brack
Bo and Sunny are part of the Christmas decorations at the White House  in December 2016 Photo by Dennis Brack
Bo and Sunny are part of the Christmas decorations at the White House in December 2016
Photo by Dennis Brack

This year it was hot cider and large cookies shaped in the form of First dogs, Bo and Sunny.  These treats were served outside on the North Portico as the press was leaving. 

The focal point of the State Dining room is always the Ginger Bread House.  Every White House pastry chef tries to out do his or her predecessor .

The White House Ginger Bread house as part of the Christmas decorations at the White House  in December 2016 Photo by Dennis Brack
The White House Ginger Bread house as part of the Christmas decorations at the White House in December 2016
Photo by Dennis Brack