Official Christmas tree arrives at White House

The White House Christmas tree has arrived.

First lady Michelle Obama, second from right, joined by her daughters Sasha Obama, left, and Malia Obama, waves to the press after welcoming the Official White House Christmas Tree to the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. This year’s White House Christmas Tree, which will be on display in the Blue Room, is an 18.5-foot Douglas Fir grown by Chris Botek, a second generation Christmas tree farmer from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Penn. Dogs Bo and Sunny also participated. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Christmas tree has arrived.

A horse-drawn wagon hauled it up the driveway to the North Portico on Friday morning.

First lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha and family dogs Bo and Sunny inspected the tree. They circled the wagon, smelled it and conferred with each other before the first lady said “We’re taking the tree.”

The 20-foot white fir comes from a Pennsylvania tree farm.

The tree will be trimmed in the Blue Room, where it will stand as the main attraction throughout the White House holiday season.

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