White House Holiday Decorations

The first lady conducted a tour for media representatives previewing the 2005 holiday decorations. Included were a tour of the State Dining Room, the Blue… read more

The first lady conducted a tour for media representatives previewing the 2005 holiday decorations. Included were a tour of the State Dining Room, the Blue Room, and the East Room, where Mrs. Bush made brief remarks before a tasting event. Ms. Comerford, who in August of 2005 became the first woman executive chef for the White House, spoke to reporters about the holiday menu. Mrs. Bush and Ms. Comerford also responded to questions and comments from the reporters.

The theme for 2005 was “All Things Bright and Beautiful.” Mrs. Bush introduced members of the White House staff and contributing decorators, which included Ms. Comerford; Nancy Clarke, chief White House florist; Thaddeus DuBois, pastry chef; Donna Green, a children’s book illustrator; American painter Jamie Wyeth; Lea Berman, social secretary; and Gary Walters, the chief usher. The program ended with seasonal music played by a pianist. close

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White House Holiday Decorations

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Program ID:
190132-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Tour
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 04, 2005 | 1:43am EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Dec 04, 2005 | 1:43am EST | C-SPAN 1
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