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White House Tree: From Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania Avenue

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    A very special delivery arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Friday morning. First lady Michelle Obama, her daughters, Sasha and Malia, and dogs, Bo and Sunny, welcomed the arrival of the official White House Christmas tree around 11 a.m. (Published Friday, Nov 29, 2013)

    A very special delivery arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Friday morning.

    And it came from the state sharing the same name.

    First lady Michelle Obama, her daughters, Sasha and Malia, and dogs, Bo and Sunny, welcomed the arrival of the official White House Christmas tree around 11 a.m.

    The 18-and-a-half foot Douglas fir came from Crystal Springs Tree Farm in Leighton in the Pocono Mountains. This is the third time since 2006 that the White House Christmas tree came from the farm, according to its website.

    The tree will be set up, decorated and displayed in the Blue Room of the White House throughout the holidays.

    But this isn't the only one in town: Earlier this week, the Capitol Christmas Tree arrived at the U.S. Capitol after making its way from a forest in northeast Washington state.

    Workers used a crane to place the 88-foot Engelmann spruce on the west front lawn of the Capitol Monday morning. It is the second tallest tree ever used at the Capitol.

    It will be decorated with more than 5,000 handmade ornaments from children across the country reflecting the theme "Sharing Washington's Good Nature."