White House Wednesdays

Christmas at the White House

  The tradition of lighting the National Christmas Tree dates back to 1923 with President Calvin Coolidge, and tonight President and Mrs. Trump continue that tradition in President’s Park just outside the White House grounds in the Ellipse. In conjunction with the National Parks Service and National Parks Foundation, the annual event drew thousands of… Read More


  Today the White House announced its Christmas theme for the 2017 holiday season, “Time-Honored Traditions”. First Lady Melania Trump selected this poignant theme paying homage to the past first families who made the White House their home with 200 years of beautiful Christmas traditions inside the White House. “The President, Barron, and I are… Read More


Nancy Reagan loved Christmas – and like everything else that she did at the White House, she took Christmas to the next level, and their years at the White House were  some of the most spectacular.  And the Reagan library is carrying on that tradition. People loved the idea of going to Mount Vernon for… Read More


As I am going through my most favorite White House Gingerbread houses, I have to think of course about my good friend Roland Mesnier, the fabulous Executive Pastry Chef that created masterpieces for foreign heads of State as well as the President, his family and friends – and many times the fabulous staff that serve… Read More


Without a doubt one of the largest attractions each holiday season at the White House is the annual gingerbread house.  Of course there had been gingerbread houses at the White House before the term of First Lady Patricia Nixon, but it was Pat Nixon along with Pastry Chef Hans Raffert (who later became Executive White House… Read More