Michelle Obama reveals White House Christmas decorations

First Lady Michelle Obama revealed the White House's Christmas decorations during a ceremony attended by selected US military families.

Michelle Obama, dressed in gold, giving a speech in the White House. Credit: Lucy Watson

Mrs Obama announced this year's theme was "Joy to All", with the biggest Christmas tree, measuring at 18ft, in the Blue Room.

The main Christmas tree in the Blue Room, White House. Credit: Lucy Watson

The First Lady also presented a replica White House made out of gingerbread, which was made by a top pastry chef.

A gingerbread cake made by a top White House pastry chef. Credit: Lucy Watson
A cotton wool model of the Obamas dog Bo. Credit: Lucy Watson
First Christmas tree in the entrance to the White House. Credit: Lucy Watson