damn, we have a good looking 1st lady! After a long line of old looking women (Barbara Bush, Nancy Reagan, Michelle Obama) we finally have a leading lady on par with the most beautiful in Europe. Yup, I know, that's where she's from too... well, so? I don't care where the VS angels come from either
The National Christmas Tree Association has presented the official White House tree since 1966.
Members of the association compete in state and regional competitions to become eligible to take a tree to the national contest.
Harmon's Horse Drawn Carriages took over for Oxen Hill Farm, who traditionally handled the White House Christmas tree procession. However, after 25 years the team that had delivered the tree the year before was not well behaved and the White House needed one that was used to the public and had been exposed to all the excitement and movement, and the Harmons had trained Oxen Hill drivers and horses for many years and were the go to when OHF couldn't support the event.
Jack Harmon, the founder of Harmon's Hayrides and Carriages 42 years ago, had always wanted to bring in the Christmas Tree for The White House Blue Room. Sadly he did not live to see his dream come true, but his daughters and son have now been the drivers of the wagon now.