The Tree Update: Christmas Trees at The White House

White House splurges on holiday decorations by adding nearly 50 per cent more Christmas trees than last year (source: Daily Mail)

"The White House may have gone a little extreme with their holiday decorations this year, decking their halls with a staggering 54 live Christmas trees - enough to put one in nearly every other room in the entire building.
This year's total is nearly 50 per cent more than last year's 37, which included seven artificial ones. In truth, the number of trees varies from year-to-year. In 1997 there were 36 trees, while in 2008, there were a scant 27."