As soon as the last of the Thanksgiving stuffing and pumpkin pie is gobbled up, the White House begins preparation for the December holiday season in earnest.
With all the party hosting — not to mention all the cooking and baking — to be done in the three weeks leading up to Christmas, it makes sense that this would be a month-long endeavor for the White House staff. And according to The New York Times, holiday season at the White House is quite the scene:
Below, a look at the crazy numbers behind the White House's holiday season:
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Holiday parties hosted by the White House
Hours spent making ornament replicas of the White House dogs, Bo and Sunny
Pounds of gingerbread-and-chocolate needed to make a replica of the White House
Pounds of cookie dough used to bake cookies
Pounds of sweet potatoes used for sweet potato soufflés
Pounds of baby lamb chops needed for dinners
Bells used to adorn the garlands
Holiday cookies to be baked, in total
Ornaments that adorn the White House grounds
Read a full rundown of the White House's holiday prep over at The New York Times.
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