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President Trump and First Lady Celebrate National Christmas Tree Lighting

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45183031345 8e94d7ceb8 bAmid the chaos of DC, President Trump and the First Lady celebrated the the time-honored National Christmas Tree Lighting. 

President Trump wished everyone a "Merry Christmas." The President also thanked the workers from the National Park Foundation for their efforts in setting up the display, entertainers including the Dominican nuns from Ann Arbor, and students who designed tree ornaments.

Posting a picture of the lit Christmas tree, President Trump tweeted: "On behalf of Melania and the entire Trump family, I want to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! May this Christmas Season bring peace to your hearts, warmth to your homes, cheer to your spirits and JOY TO THE WORLD!"

According to the, the tradition began when "In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge walked from the White House to the Ellipse to light a 48-foot fir tree decorated with 2,500 electric bulbs in red, white and green, as a local choir and a “quartet” from the U.S. Marine Band performed."

Almost a century later, the tradition of the National Tree Lighting still brings  tidings of comfort and joy.

You can enjoy videos of the Lighting of the Tree here (53sec) and here (6m).

You can read more about the "History of the Christmas Tree Lighting" here.

You can see pictures of the ornaments students designed at Breitbart News.

Merry Christmas!