The First Family gets their Christmas tree.

First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia giving a thumbs up to an eighteen and a half foot Douglas fir to grace the white house blue room this season.

The tree comes from the Botek family of Lehighton, Pennsylvania, and their family–run crystal spring tree farm.

The official White House Christmas tree has been displayed in the blue room since 1966.

Next Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner lights the Capitol Christmas  Tree .

That one is a white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake,  Minnesota.

--- KEYC News 12