Christmas in the White House

Christmas in the White House

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This enjoyable book illuminates the long-held traditions and rare occurances that have shaped Christmas at the White House over the course of its history. Albert Menendez poured through diaries, memoirs, letters, newspapers, and more to compile the stories chronicled here, which include a Christmas wedding and honeymoon for Woodrow Wilson, the first lighting of the National Christmas Tree by Calvin Coolidge, a surprise dinner for poor children hosted by Abraham Lincoln's son, and so much more.It was her idea that carols should be sung on the North Portico (the front porch, in effect) of the White House in 1923, her first ... Grace Coolidge also delighted in adding an old-fashioned New England touch to the White House decorations.

Title:Christmas in the White House
Author: Albert J. Menendez
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press - 1983-03-01

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