HGTV 'White House Christmas' 2017 Special Airs December 10
HGTV continues its yearly tradition of providing viewers with a room-by-room tour of the White House as decked out for the Christmas holidays. This year HGTV host Alison Victoria is there to provide you with all the behind-the-scenes access. Here's a sneak peek.
Now in its fifteenth consecutive year, HGTV's White House Christmas special comes to you this year on December 10 at 6p|5c, providing an insider tour of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue – from Blue Room to Red Room to Vermeil Room and beyond.
Each year at the White House a specific theme is chosen to inform and inspire the holiday decor and festivities. This year's theme is "Time Honored Traditions", celebrating both established customs at America's first residence – beginning with the first White House Christmas party hosted in 1800 by President John Adams and First Lady Abigail – and holiday traditions of American families everywhere, from holiday dinners to reading Christmas stories to loved ones to watching holiday movies together.
In fact, one traditional holiday feature marks its 50th anniversary this year. The White House crèche, displayed in the East Room, made its first appearance half a century ago. Its inclusion in the holiday decor spans ten presidential administrations.
And be assured that one long-standing White House tradition, particularly popular among HGTV viewers, will be included in this year's special. Host Alison Victoria gets to pitch in alongside White House kitchen staff and executive pastry chef Susan Morrison with the prep and display of the famed gingerbread replica of the White House.
The lavish decorations in perennial favorite spaces like the Green Room, Red Room and East Colonnade will be highlighted, as well as this year's official White House Christmas tree, showcased in the majestic Blue Room.
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Tune in Sunday, December 10 at 6p|5c for HGTV's White House Christmas 2017 and your insider's tour. And be sure to check back here to see a full photo gallery from this year’s tour.