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.

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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.

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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.

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

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