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White House Christmas Decoration Countdown: Merry Christmas

Counting down the days to Christmas with a daily morning post containing a photograph of the White House Christmas decorations.  Have no clue why someone Jewish is doing this or how I got all these pictures — read the first post.

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1 To Go Merry Christmas

The official White House gingerbread house!  Except this year, it’s not made out of gingerbread.  It’s essentially… matzah.  Flour and water.  With a lot of cool sugar art as decoration.

You can listen to Bill Yosses, head pastry chef, talk about the house in the clip below.  The first few seconds are a little garbled.


Hope you have a wonderful holiday.


1 clare { 12.25.12 at 7:08 am }

Wow, that is quite impressive! and are those covered wagons in the foreground?

2 Meghan { 12.25.12 at 8:21 am }


3 Baby Smiling In Back Seat { 12.26.12 at 1:10 am }

I love the totally accurate Bo!!

@clare — I think that’s Michelle’s organic garden. Maybe the things that look like covered wagons are bug nets?

4 Jamie { 12.27.12 at 9:51 pm }

Thank you for sharing the pictures of the White House decorated for Christmas this year. I recently moved to Florida from Pennsylvania, so it was a treat for me to see things that were a little more along the lines of what I am used to seeing. With unpacking this year, I didn’t get around to my own decorating. So, your pictures were a highlight for me. Thanks!

5 loribeth { 12.31.12 at 11:16 am }

So cool!! 🙂 Thanks for doing this, Mel — this was fun!

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