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‘White House Christmas 2010’ airs Sunday, December 12 on HGTV at 8:00 PM ET/7 Central

With the seasonal splendor of the ‘people’s house’ on full display, HGTV’s popular coverage of the White House Christmas 2010 returns on Sunday, December 12, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Designer Genevieve Gorder will offer viewers an insider’s look at how dozens of volunteers work with the White House staff to implement this year’s decor theme, “Simple Gifts,” a celebration of friends and family, hearth and home—all of the simple pleasures that make the holidays special. In addition, visitors to HGTV.com will see an extensive behind-the-scenes photo gallery of the decorating process, as well as a retrospective of holiday decor at the White House.

The one-hour special features President Barack Obama and his family lighting the National Christmas Tree and highlights the work of nearly 100 volunteers as they adorn the White House in only a few days.

New this year is a Military Appreciation Tree, an idea from the First Lady Michelle Obama that is designed to honor the contributions of America’s military personnel.

Thank you to the legend that is Hachikō – more about the show on the ever wonderful Obama Foodorama

18 Responses to “heads up! light-relief-alert!”

  1. 1 Hachikō
    December 11, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    My pleasure! 🙂

    • 2 Teri
      December 12, 2010 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks for letting us know about this!

      I’m so happy to learn what your username is at GOS. There was a reason I always agreed with your comments! 🙂

      Teri aka juturna

  2. 3 Maritza
    December 11, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I’m going to be watching it for sure! Thanks for the heads up!!!!!!!!!!

    I love Bo’s pic…..

  3. 4 dannie22
    December 11, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Thank you for posting this. I’ll have to tell others.

  4. 5 Asher in Boston
    December 11, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Oh, Geez, I have to work till 8pm, meaning I will miss the first 30 mins of it. Thanks for the reminder. Cant wait.

  5. 6 northanger
    December 11, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I was really touched to hear that “Simple Gifts” is the White Christmas theme this year. President Obama officially became president at noon on Inauguration Day while John Williams’ Air and Simple Gifts was played by Anthony McGill (clarinet), Itzhak Perlman (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello) and Gabriela Montero (piano). It’s based on a Shaker song Simple Gifts by Elder Joseph Brackett Jr.

    ‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free,
    ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
    And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
    ‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
    When true simplicity is gain’d,
    To bow and to bend we shan’t be asham’d,
    To turn, turn will be our delight,
    Till by turning, turning we come round right.

    • 7 northanger
      December 11, 2010 at 9:33 pm

      oops.. White House Christmas theme. It’s been been sunny and warm lately here in California. Stay warm and a very “Merry Christmas” to the rest of the country having a White Christmas.

    • 16 Kelly
      December 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm

      Oh my goodness, I did not know this. I just youtubed it, so beautiful. Thanks for the info northanger.

      • 17 northanger
        December 11, 2010 at 10:52 pm

        Thanks Kelly. And thanks Chipsticks for posting this. This song means a great deal to me & I’m glad “Simple Gifts” is our national Christmas theme this year.

  6. 18 vitaminlover
    December 12, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Am anticipating watching this show tonight. It should be so cool.

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