Way back in September, Jim and Diane Chapman, selected a beautiful, perfectly shaped and super tall Balsam Fir tree…they won the annual contest, which is organized by the National Christmas Tree Association! And you are NOT going to believe where this tree grows best! You see, it needs lots of water and preferably a mossy cover for the roots to really set…and to really take off, the best type of habitat for it is in a SWAMP. Don’t believe it? Check the link here! (see ecology section). So, it is befitting that the Balsam Fir was selected as the Christmas Tree of choice for the White House this year!
Back in October when President Trump told America: “Guess what? We’re saying MERRY CHRISTMAS again!” (Watch Video Below) He meant it!
On the Monday of Thanksgiving week, Melania and Barron accepted the 19′ foot and 6″ inch Balsam Fir tree! A live musical quartet played in the background as a pair of sturdy Clydesdale’s with two Coachman drawing the carriage with the beautiful and super tall fir arrived at the drive way of the White House per AP and Fox. Speaking of tall…isn’t Barron looking dapper and tall himself! He appears to have grown since inauguration night!
Melania and Barron met with Jim and Diane Chapman who presented the tree to them during which the horns played a medley of “Oh Christmas Tree!”, “Deck The Halls”, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”, “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” and “Jingle Bells”. Afterwards, Melania did something truly incredible which shows what a wonderful heart she has! She stepped over to the crowd of people who showed up to see the tree and outstretched her hand and you can hear her casually chatting with everyone! Melania is truly an Angel and loves the people and she showed her good Christmas cheer today!
Watch the video below of the horse drawn carriage’s arrival!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL1QTI5DdT8 AP reporter Darlene Superville, said it best:
“After the first lady and son Barron gave their symbolic approval, the tree was to be taken to the Blue Room, where it will become the holiday showpiece for a president who has vowed to put Christmas back in the center of the winter holidays.”
If YOU are happy we have a President who wants to say MERRY CHRISTMAS again then drop a note below in comments and let us know if you never stopped saying it or if you are going to say it more often this Season!
Merry Christmas everyone…yes, the White House Christmas tree arrived a little early this year, because of a scheduling conflict on the Friday after Thanksgiving as the first family had plans to spend the Thanksgiving Holiday in Mar-A-Lago
(Feature Photo Credit to video screen capture and Dagger News)