Trump, first lady accept official White House Christmas tree

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have received the official White House Christmas tree.

The 19½-foot (6-meter) tall Fraser fir was grown on a farm owned by Larry Smith of Newland, North Carolina. Strains of "O Christmas Tree" played Monday as horses pulled a wagon carrying the tree up the White House driveway to the North Portico.

The Trumps walked around wagon to inspect the tree before going back inside the White House.

The fir is headed for the Blue Room, where it will become the centerpiece of Christmas at the White House. Volunteers spend the weekend after Thanksgiving decorating the mansion.

Smith's Mountain Top Fraser Fir farm provided the tree after winning the National Christmas Tree Association's annual contest.

What your Christmas tree says about your personality
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What your Christmas tree says about your personality

If you tend to opt for a real tree, you likely find tradition important and feel that the fresh scent of pine needles is worth a bit of extra mess. 


If you're a busy bee, your schedule might not allow for time to sweep up those pesky pine needles and an out-of-the-box tree is the fit for you. You like convenience and investments that last. 


If you're the type to mix souvenir and baby picture ornaments with the more classic decor, you're a sentimentalist and want your tree to reflect your memories. 


A meticulously matching tree suggests someone who prioritizes order, organization and good taste. It's okay if you need the tinsel to pine needle ratio to be balanced, let your type A side shine. 


For those that can't get enough of 'It's A Wonderful Life' and are convinced they were born in the wrong era, they probably pack on that tinsel. 


Finally, nothing says glamorous and elegant like white lights, while rainbow lights suggest a fun-loving side likely to rock around that Christmas tree.



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