WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 18: The National Christmas Tree stands in front of the White House on the Ellipse December 18, 2006 in Washington, DC. The 41-foot-tall National Christmas Tree is a living Colorado Blue Spruce and was planted on the Ellipse in 1978. The temperature reached 73-degrees today narrowing the chances for Washington to have snow for Christmas or Hanukkah. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 18:  The National Christmas Tree stands in front of the White House on the Ellipse December 18, 2006 in Washington, DC. The 41-foot-tall National Christmas Tree is a living Colorado Blue Spruce and was planted on the Ellipse in 1978. The temperature reached 73-degrees today narrowing the chances for Washington to have snow for Christmas or Hanukkah.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)