Christmas in the White House  -     By: Albert J. Menendez
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Christmas in the White House

Westminster John Knox Press / 1983 / Paperback

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This enjoyable book illuminates the long-held traditions and rare occurances that have shaped Christmas at the White House over the course of its history. Albert Menendez poured through diaries, memoirs, letters, newspapers, and more to compile the stories chronicled here, which include a Christmas wedding and honeymoon for Woodrow Wilson, the first lighting of the National Christmas Tree by Calvin Coolidge, a surprise dinner for poor children hosted by Abraham Lincoln's son, and so much more.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1983
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0664222161
ISBN-13: 9780664222161

Publisher's Description

This enjoyable book illuminates the long-held traditions and rare occurances that have shaped Christmas at the White House over the course of its history. Albert Menendez poured through diaries, memoirs, letters, newspapers, and more to compile the stories chronicled here, which include a Christmas wedding and honeymoon for Woodrow Wilson, the first lighting of the National Christmas Tree by Calvin Coolidge, a surprise dinner for poor children hosted by Abraham Lincoln's son, and so much more.

Author Bio

Albert J. Menendez is the author or coauthor of a number of books on American culture and Christmas, including Christmas Songs Made in America.

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