Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives From California

Workers attach ropes to the Capitol Christmas Tree before moving it into position on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will  be lit up every night through Jan. 1.     (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers attach ropes to the Capitol Chri Workers attach ropes to the Capitol Christmas Tree before moving it into position on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will be lit up every night through Jan. 1. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will  be lit up every night through Jan. 1.     (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted in The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will be lit up every night through Jan. 1. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will  be lit up every night through Jan. 1.     (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted in The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will be lit up every night through Jan. 1. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will  be lit up every night through Jan. 1.     (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted in The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will be lit up every night through Jan. 1. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will  be lit up every night through Jan. 1.    (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted in The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will be lit up every night through Jan. 1. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will  be lit up every night through Jan. 1.    (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives In Washington The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will be lit up every night through Jan. 1. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will  be lit up every night through Jan. 1.    (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives In Washington The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will be lit up every night through Jan. 1. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will  be lit up every night through Jan. 1.    (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives In Washington The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will be lit up every night through Jan. 1. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will  be lit up every night through Jan. 1.    (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives In Washington The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will be lit up every night through Jan. 1. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will  be lit up every night through Jan. 1.    (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives In Washington The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will be lit up every night through Jan. 1. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will  be lit up every night through Jan. 1.    (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives In Washington The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will be lit up every night through Jan. 1. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will  be lit up every night through Jan. 1.    (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree arrives at th The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will be lit up every night through Jan. 1. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Spectators watch from atop the dome as the Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011 The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will  be lit up every night through Jan. 1.     (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Spectators watch from atop the dome as t Spectators watch from atop the dome as the Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011 The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will be lit up every night through Jan. 1. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will  be lit up every night through Jan. 1.    (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted in The Capitol Christmas Tree is hoisted into position at it arrives on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will be lit up every night through Jan. 1. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is trimmed before being hoisted into position on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will  be lit up every night through Jan. 1.     (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The Capitol Christmas Tree is trimmed be The Capitol Christmas Tree is trimmed before being hoisted into position on the West lawn at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, November 28, 2011. The gigantic Sierra white fir from California?s Stanislaus National Forest, will be decorated with more than 10,000 LED lights and some 2,000 handmade ornaments. The lighting ceremony for the 47th Capitol Christmas tree will take place on December 6, led by House Speaker John Boehner ,R-Oh and will be lit up every night through Jan. 1. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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