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White House Christmas tree arrives

The tree arrived via horse-drawn carriage.
The tree arrived via horse-drawn carriage.Yuri Gripas / Reuters
Michelle Obama looks on as the White House Christmas tree arrives.
Michelle Obama looks on as the White House Christmas tree arrives.Nicholas Kamm / AFP - Getty Images

Only a day after Thanksgiving, the White House is getting into the Christmas spirit. 

Michelle Obama (R) and Malia Obama (2nd L) are presented with the official White House tree, a 19-foot Fraser Fir from Peak Farms in North Carolina.
Michelle Obama (R) and Malia Obama (2nd L) are presented with the official White House tree, a 19-foot Fraser Fir from Peak Farms in North Carolina.Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images

Michelle Obama accepted delivery of this year's White House Christmas tree on Friday, and it will be displayed in the Blue Room throughout the holiday season.

The tree arrived via horse-drawn carriage.
The tree arrived via horse-drawn carriage.Yuri Gripas / Reuters

This year's tree, a 19-foot Fraser fir, was harvested this month and provided by owners Rusty and Beau Estes from Peak Farms near Jefferson, N.C. Peak Farms was named this year's grand champion by the National Christmas Tree Association, which has been selecting the White House tree since 1966.

The first lady (accompanied by Sasha, Malia, and first dog Bo) takes a sniff of the tree.Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

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