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White House Christmas: Who was the first president to put up a tree?

For decades, seeing the White House sparkling with 30 Christmas trees or more has become a common yet highly anticipated holiday tradition.

The most recognisable of the annual trees sits in the Blue Room, where the first family installs the official White House Christmas tree each year.

However, a tree in the White House wasn’t always the spectacle that it is today, as the first American presidents did not celebrate the holidays with a Christmas tree.

Who was the first US president to have a tree, and how has the tradition has evolved since?