The National Christmas Tree stands in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. President Barack Obama and family officially lit the tree on Dec. 3. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The National Christmas Tree stands in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. President Barack Obama and family officially lit the tree on Dec. 3. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images