Christmas Traditions at the White House
Historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. discusses the traditions that bring Christmas alive inside America’s most famous
address. Learn the history of the gingerbread house
tradition begun by Pat Nixon, the National Christmas Tree
lit by Calvin Coolidge, and the thousands of ornaments
created by artists around the country over the years.
Did you know Dwight Eisenhower and Jackie Kennedy used their own paintings on Christmas cards? Or that
Andrew Jackson once hosted an indoor snowball fight?
Take an insider’s view of one of the most historic homes in the world during the most magical time of the year