Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Red, White, and Blue Christmas

"This year’s theme celebrates the patriotic spirit that unites us as Americans. During this hopeful season we are reminded of the blessings of freedom we enjoy, and we renew our sense of what is important in our lives. Family and friends gather to share old traditions and create new ones. Strangers exchange smiles and tidings of good cheer. Children happily sing along to the songs of the holidays and help bake holiday treats for their loved ones."

- President and Mrs. Bush

This is the way to celebrate Christmas in America! Can you just believe those incredible Ornaments!?? And it's not just one per state! Each state has at least one, of course, but it seems they all have two for the state and one for each congressional district! Even though my own state of Arizona is really one of the smaller states, there are two ornaments for the state and one for each of the eight congressional districts! Check Arizonas 3rd congressional district.

BWAAAAHAHAHAHAH! There are 54 total for CA! Holy cow people! Get out of there before the governator pulls you all into the abyss of state bankruptcy!

Just for perspective, these aren't normal sized ornaments. They're HUGE! I just saw them on HGTV and they must be about four inches in diameter! I just LOVE the tree in Mrs. Bush's office! The Blue Room tree is fabulous - that's the tree on which the state ornaments hang!

Here's a nice video of Mrs. Bush regarding the White House Christmas Tree for 2008 which is from North Carolina.

You can watch the lighting of The National Christmas Tree! This is the entire ceremony though so you might want to skip around to some highlights.

LOL! The latest Barney Cam is too cute! Now, I don't care if you like President Bush and his policies or not, but you have to admit that it takes a man with a great sense of humor to do that vidow. Also, a man who treats dogs well, is usually a good man. Whoa, did Jenna break her arm or something?

Sigh. How I love Christmas and the season in general. I'm really going to miss the Bush sense of what it means to be American. I dread the thought of next what Christmas will look like for the next four years. Oh, wait, the PEBO (President Elect BO) and his family don't celebrate Christmas. Good, maybe I'll be spared the horror.

1 comment:

ArmyWife said...

Hi there! I just added an email feature to my blog, so it will be easeir to get back in touch. Hope things are well with you! I popped into the "lounge" a few times just to see if I could catch you! Tell me what's going on!!!