WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 5: The National Christmas Tree is shown on the Ellipse which is located south of the White House December 5, 2002 in Washington, DC. U.S. President George W. Bush officially opened the 79th annual Christmas Pageant of Peace which included the traditional lighting ceremony of the Christmas Tree. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 5:  The National Christmas Tree is shown on the Ellipse which is located south of the White House December 5, 2002 in Washington, DC. U.S. President George W. Bush officially opened the 79th annual Christmas Pageant of Peace which included the traditional lighting ceremony of the Christmas Tree.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)