Countdown Podcast #9- 307 Days to Go!

The 2011 National Christmas Tree

1923 National Community Christmas Tree

The National Tree– Click to hear this week’s podcast.

This week we have been all about the President and anything Christmas that might be associated.  We briefly talk about our week of posts and then dive right into the National Christmas Tree.  This is THE tree that the President, or his designee, has lit each Christmas since 1923 (brief break 1942-1944 for World War II).  We discuss the ornaments, the electric, the set-up, the ceremony, ticket lotteries, and even the trees themselves.  You can do your own in-depth research at the tree’s website- The National Tree. If you just want to see some key points there is a simple timeline at National Tree Timeline.  We are so into this presidential Christmas information you can expect even more this week!