The Obamas Light the National Christmas Tree

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Uniting America

"For Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs, may this holiday season remind us of the spirit of brotherhood and generosity that unites us as citizens," said the president.

President Calvin Coolidge lit the first National Christmas tree, a 48-foot Balsam fir, in 1923.

(Photo: Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times/LANDOV)

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