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See photos of the 2009 White House in full Christmas gear

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The theme for the 2009 White House holiday decorations is "Reflect Rejoice Renew."

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A gingerbread version of the White House on display in the State Dining Room.

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The Green Room of the White House

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The East Room of the White House

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U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama speaks in the Grand Foyer of the White House alongside members of the US.. Marine Corps and Toys for Tots president retired Lieutenant General H.P. Pete Osman (R) as she thanks volunteers who decorated the White House.

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A woman passes Christmas trees in the White House.

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An ornament with the Statue of Liberty hangs on the official White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room of the White House. The Douglas Fir, lit with environmentally friendly LED lights and decorated with more than 800 ornaments from previous White House administrations that were refurbished by people across the country, stands 18.5 feet high and nearly 13 feet wide.

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A miniature Bo, U.S. President Barack Obama's dog, a part of the official White House gingerbread house, designed by White House pastry chef Bill Yosses, displayed in the State Dining Room of the White House. The replica, made of white chocolate, features a miniature Bo, a miniature White House vegetable garden and a view inside to a replica State Dining Room.

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The Red Room of the White House, decorated with cranberry garland and cranberry wreaths, with two Fraser Fir Christmas trees, is seen during a press tour of the holiday decorations in Washington, DC, on December 2, 2009.

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The official White House Christmas tree is displayed in the Blue Room.

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Ornaments are hung on the official White House Christmas tree.

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