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 2008 Pageant of Peace.

Entertainment included: country music singer Rissi Palmer; musician Jon Secada; Nashville singer/songwriter Phil Vassar; Washington-based dance troupe Step Afrika!; 4-year-old singer Kaitlyn Maher; and the U.S. Army Chorus’s SFC Steve Cramer appearing as Santa Claus. The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” performed under Colonel Thomas Rotondi, Jr. and the Enterprise High School Encores from Enterprise, Alabama, sang. 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:
282679-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
The Ellipse, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 4, 2008
Last Aired:
Dec 25, 2008

Airing Details

  • Dec 04, 2008 | 5:26pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 05, 2008 | 1:52am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 06, 2008 | 9:41pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 07, 2008 | 12:27am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 24, 2008 | 6:32pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 25, 2008 | 5:58am EST | C-SPAN 1
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