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December 22nd, 2011
10:28 AM ET

Dreaming of a White House Christmas – Author Coleen Christian Burke on the secrets to decorating for the holidays

Christmas at the White House is always a lavish affair and a lot of pressure for the First Lady.

Throughout history, they've been responsible for decorating the most famous house in the country and are expected to bring their own style and personal touch. So what does it take to decorate 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?

This morning on American Morning, Christine Romans talks with Coleen Christian Burke, author of "Christmas with the First Ladies." A White House decorator herself - she helped decorated the White House for First Lady Laura Bush back in 2008, takes us through a look back at White House style secrets and traditions.

Filed under: Christmas • White House