From dazzingly ornate Christmas trees to cookie replicas of presidential pets, the White House has a rich history of holiday decorations.
President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy stand before a White House Christmas tree in December 1962, during their second White House holiday season. The first lady began the tradition of selecting a theme for the official White House Christmas tree in 1961, according to the White House Historical Association. Her dress is on display this month at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Robert Knudsen/AP Buy Photo