Some of the ornaments show the White House and several US presidents.
The Back Hall had a little exhibit on the White House pets.
Many pets have called the White House home. The Marquis de Lafayette gave President John Quincy Adams (6th President - 1825-1829) a pet alligator and it lived in the East room bathtub. Other pets along the years included horses, guinea pigs, birds, cats, dogs, a pigmy hippo, a bobcat, a cow, etc.
Walking back downstairs we entered the Pantry and were greeted by President Jimmy Carter (39th President - 1977-1981) and First Lady Roselyn Carter.
I walked behind President Carter to look at the items in the cupboard. They contained photographs of the president and his family and books that he wrote.
The star on top of the Christmas tree was made by Jimmy Carter and his brother and sisters when they were children.
Entering the Master Bedroom we saw President Andrew Jackson (7th President - 1829-1837) and many children.
It was quite pretty but I would have rather returned to a house in the snow... as shown in the vintage postcard below.
This scene would be more typical for Christmas. December has many celebrations and so I wish you a Happy Chanukah, a Joyous Yule, Happy Kwanzaa Days, Joyous Pancha Ganapati, Happy solstice and a Merry Christmas.