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Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Trivia Question #6

Well, we are less than a week away from Christmas Day. Is anyone going out of town? I'm sticking around here. Still counting down 'til Christmas. Which means, of course, you can still enter the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! So make sure you fill out the form to get entered. And for some extra entries, you can answer the trivia questions I'm asking each day. Right or wrong, as long as you guess, you'll get an extra entry for each question you attempt!

Here's the answer to yesterday's question
Q: Who kisses Lucy in "A Charlie Brown Christmas"?
A: Snoopy - "YUCK! Dog germs!"

Today's Question
Q: Who was the first U.S. President to decorate the White House Christmas Tree?

7 swans-a-swimming...


  1. Oki...two answers possible it seems
    Franklin Pierce, 14th US President in 1853 or 1856 ( depending on the source)( seems it was a tree outside the white house)
    But inside the white house the tradition of a decorated tree start in 1889 and it's the president Benjamin Harrison.


    all the best

  2. I believe that answer is Calvin Coolidge. Franklin Pierce was the one to introduce the White House Tree in 1856, but Calvin Coolidge first lit up the tree on the White house lawn in 1923.

  3. Grover Cleveland's wife...everyone else had trees decorated but they didn't decorate it themselves...

  4. Franklin Pierce

  5. Depending on which sources are consulted, the White House never had a Christmas tree until the 1850s or 1889.[1] There are two claims to the "first" genuine White House Christmas tree. President Franklin Pierce is said to have had the first indoor Christmas tree at the White House during the 1850s,[2] variously reported as 1853[3] or 1856.[4] Others claim the first tree was during President Benjamin Harrison's administration (either in 1889,[5] or 1891).[2] First Lady Caroline Harrison helped decorate the tree, which was installed in the second floor oval parlor today's Yellow Oval Room.[5] Harrison was credited with installing the first White House Christmas tree by the White House web site during the presidency of George W. Bush.[6]

    You always have this...The first national Christmas Tree was lighted in the year 1923 on the White House lawn by President Calvin Coolidge.(Though lighting a tree does not mean that you decorated it. :)

  6. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_Christmas_tree#cite_note-knutson-0


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