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The White House Holiday 2003

As a large supporter of education in America, it was no surprise that First Lady Laura Bush choose famous children's stories as the theme for the White House holiday decorations. The theme was titled "A Season of Stories" and was combined with the spirit of the holidays. Mache characters included Harry Potter, Clifford, Curious George and many more. The State Rooms were decorated for guests to enjoy and the official White House Christmas tree was on display in the Blue Room. The President and the First Lady wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.

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The First Lady prepares to address her guests and explains the origin of all the decorations throughout the White House.

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The First dog, Barney, makes an appearance at White House Holiday event.

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First Lady, Laura Bush, poses in front of the White House Christmas Tree.

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During the First Lady's speech, Laura Bush sent out holiday cheer to the American troops who are serving over seas.

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The First Lady spoke about the meaning of the holiday season.

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First Lady Laura Bush selected "A Season of Stories" for the 2003 holiday theme.

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The holiday theme included classic children's stories combined with the holiday spirit.

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Chef Roland Mesnier honored Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory at this years holiday event at the White House.

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Chef Mesnier answers questions from the press about his creation of the Chocolate Factory.

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Chef Mesnier also re-created the original White House out of gingerbread. The re-creation shows what the White House looked like when its first resident, John Adams, lived there in 1800.

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Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory was built using 80 pounds of American chocolate.

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The Executive Residence staff have worked since July to create all of the magical characters around the White House.

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Harry Potter poses in front of Hogwarts, which was made out of gingerbread.

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Holiday music was played on the piano for all to enjoy.

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