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The White House Christmas

Courtesy of the white House Press Office | 11/30/2009, 5:14 p.m.

As the White House prepares for the holidays, Mrs. Obama will thank a handful of the many volunteers who helped ready the House for Christmas. Thousands of people will take public tours on Wednesday, Dec. 2 and will be the first to experience the decorated White House.

Mrs. Obama will also announce that White House employees will participate in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve€s Toys for Tots Drive this holiday season; she will be joined by Toys for Tots President Retired Lieutenant General H.P. €Pete€ Osman. On Thursday, December 3, Mrs. Obama joined the President at the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation€s annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held on the Ellipse.