As if the holidays weren't hectic enough, the fiscal cliff and the threat of sequestration looms over the White House and Congress (not to mention citizens and government organizations, large and small).
Despite economic woes, the White House in recent history has always shown a warm embrace of the holiday season. Read about holidays at the White House here.
This season, the White House expects more than 90,000 visitors to come and enjoy the decorations and this year's theme, "Joy To All."
In the embedded photo, Betty Ford and Santa lead a procession of guests and clowns to a Christmas party for Diplomatic Corps children. The theme that year was “An Old Fashioned Children’s Christmas”.
Stay tuned! Every Friday we'll highlight an interesting item from presidential history.