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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House

The Obamas - and their dogs - check out their Christmas tree. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

It's officially the holiday season at the White House - the Christmas tree was delivered Friday.

This year's tree is an 18.5 foot Douglas Fir that comes to Washington from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pa.

The tree will go on display in the Blue Room of the White House, where Christmas trees have been displayed since 1966.

The farmer who grew the tree, Chris Botek, is no stranger to the White House. One of his trees stood in the White House in 2010, and his parents delivered a tree to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in 2006.