Presidential Holiday Parties Throughout History

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Christmas and holiday celebrations were much different in early America than they are today. In fact, the holidays weren’t widely celebrated until the late 1800s. Since that time, however, the holiday season has become increasingly popular and, of course, increasingly focused on commercialism. These days, holiday parties at the White House are extravagant and awe-inspiring events that include celebrities, lavish dinners, and world-class entertainment.

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Come along to go back through the past and get a look inside the White House during the holidays. You’ll never guess which president had a Christmas Eve fire in the West Wing or who decorated the Christmas tree with condoms!

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