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Obamas give White House Christmas tree the thumbs-up

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The official White House Christmas Tree arrives via horse-drawn carriage at the White House on Nov. 25. The tree, a 19-foot-tall balsam fir, was grown on Schroeder's Forevergreens farm near Neshkoro, Wisconsin.

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First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia, accompanied by dog Bo, receive the White House Christmas tree on November 25.

The AP reports from WASHINGTON:

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Michelle Obama speaks with daughter Sasha as they receive the White House Christmas tree.

Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha, and family dog Bo have witnessed the arrival of a 19-foot balsam fir from Wisconsin as the official White House Christmas tree.

The fir came from Tom and Sue Schroeder's Forevergreens farm near Neshkoro, Wis. It's the first time one of the Schroeder's trees has made it to the White House.

The tree was hauled up the White House driveway on Friday by horse-drawn carriage, where the Obamas inspected it and then gave it a thumbs-up.

The fir is destined for the Blue Room, where it will serve as the centerpiece of White House Christmas decorations.

Read more in TODAY.com's story: Christmas arrives at the White House