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.

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HGTV's White House Christmas 2017 with Host Alison Victoria

Alison Victoria hosts this year's White House Christmas special.

Photo by: Ken Cedeno/Verbatim Photo Agency

Ken Cedeno/Verbatim Photo Agency

Alison Victoria hosts this year's White House Christmas special.

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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.

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The Green Room

Photo by: Ken Cedeno/Verbatim Photo Agency

Ken Cedeno/Verbatim Photo Agency

The Green Room

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.

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Mantel decor in the Blue Room

Photo by: Ken Cedeno/Verbatim Photo Agency

Ken Cedeno/Verbatim Photo Agency

Mantel decor in the Blue Room

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.

White House Christmas Decorations 2015

White House Christmas 2015

The White House crèche 

From: White House Christmas 2015

Photo by: Ken Cedeno/Getty Images

Ken Cedeno/Getty Images

The White House crèche 

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.

Alison Victoria stands with volunteers as they put together decorations in the ---  room as seen on White House Christmas 2017. This years theme “Christmas Decoration Story.”

HGTV's White House Christmas 2017 with Host Alison Victoria

Alison meets with White House executive pastry chef Susan Morrison.

Photo by: Ken Cedeno/Verbatim Photo Agency

Ken Cedeno/Verbatim Photo Agency

Alison meets with White House executive pastry chef Susan Morrison.

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.

Volunteer------- puts together decorations in the---  room as seen on White House Christmas 2017. This years theme “Christmas Decoration Story.”

International Medical Corps helping Dominica

The Blue Room

Photo by: Ken Cedeno/Verbatim Photo Agency

Ken Cedeno/Verbatim Photo Agency

The Blue Room
Volunteer------- puts together decorations in the---  room as seen on White House Christmas 2017. This years theme “Christmas Decoration Story.”

International Medical Corps helping Dominica

The Red Room

Photo by: Ken Cedeno/Verbatim Photo Agency

Ken Cedeno/Verbatim Photo Agency

The Red 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.

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