The president and first lady lit the tree on the Ellipse the other day, and—despite the cold—the president welcomed Santa Claus without mispronouncing his name.
Also, no Hanukkha photo op this year. We got a picture in the Visitors Foyer before, but maybe that will come later with a menorah lighting.
The White House is even more magical at Christmas.
I still wish the menorah would be placed in a more prominent place. It’s the *holiday* season, not just Christmas. I hope they’ll provide at least one photo of the lighting.