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WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 25: The National Christmas Tree stands on the ellipse near the White House on Christmas Day on December 25, 2008 in Washington, DC. Washingtonians enjoyed sunny, mild weather for the holiday. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 25:  The National Christmas Tree stands on the ellipse near the White House on Christmas Day on December 25, 2008 in Washington, DC. Washingtonians enjoyed sunny, mild weather for the holiday.  (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)