White House Christmas tree October

Posted at 5:37 AM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 06:37:17-04

It's not even Halloween yet, but the White House is already planning for Christmas.

So much so that the tree that will reign in the holiday spirit has already been selected. One of the Christmas trees will come from Mahantongo Valley Farms in Northumberland County in Pennsylvania. The 16-year-old Douglas Fir is more than 22-feet tall.

The owner of the farm, Larry Snyder, earned the honor of gifting the White House one of his trees by winning the 2019 National Christmas Tree Contest hosted by the National Christmas Tree Association.

"It's probably the most exciting and humble experience you can experience as a tree grower because you are now providing the White House, America's home for the president and First Lady, a Christmas tree," said Snyder.

The tree will be harvested in November and delivered to the White House to be displayed in the blue room.