National Christmas Tree Lighting

President Bush and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the opening holiday ceremonies on the… read more

President Bush and the first lady participated in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree and the opening holiday ceremonies on the Ellipse for the 2006 Pageant of Peace. The tree is a 41' 9" Colorado blue spruce.

The program included performances by Eartha Kitt; Cathy Rigby; B.J. Thomas; actor Brad Oscar appearing as Santa Claus; John Conlee; The United States Army Band under the direction of Colonel Thomas Rotondi, Jr.; and The Singing Angels Choir from Cleveland, Ohio, under the direction of Charles Eversole. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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National Christmas Tree Lighting

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Program ID:
195693-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
The Ellipse, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 7, 2006
Last Aired:
Dec 25, 2006

Airing Details

  • Dec 07, 2006 | 4:58pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 24, 2006 | 4:43pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 25, 2006 | 2:02am EST | C-SPAN 1

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