Th official White House Christmas Tree arrived

This year’s White House Christmas Tree, which will be on display in the Blue Room, is an 18.5-foot Douglas fir grown by Chris Botek, a second-generation Christmas tree farmer from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Penn.

 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House.

The presidential tree arrived by horse-drawn carriage to the North Portico at the executive mansion Friday, with Obama daughters, Malia and Sasha, and first dogs, Bo and Sunny, on hand to welcome the greenery.

 Chris Botek, the tree-grower, was joined by his family as he presented the stunning tree to the first family.

 Originally the tree was 21 feet tall, but it had to be cut down to fit the room.

“We’re honored to have it. This is the best part of the holiday season is when our tree comes,” the First Lady said.