WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 1: The National Christmas Tree can be seen from the South Lawn of the White House December 1, 2005 in Washington, DC. The 2005 Christmas Pageant of Peace included performances by Cece Winans, Ricky Skaggs and poet Mya Angelou among others. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 1:  The National Christmas Tree can be seen from the South Lawn of the White House December 1, 2005 in Washington, DC. The 2005 Christmas Pageant of Peace included performances by Cece Winans, Ricky Skaggs and poet Mya Angelou among others.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)