President Obama, Sasha, and Malia shop for books at Politics and Prose—a local bookstore in D.C. #SmallBusinessSaturday

A volunteer in the Oval

Decorating the Oval Office

White House volunteers hang Christmas decorations in the Oval Office, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.

White House volunteers hang Christmas decorations in the Oval Office, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.

The First Lady Receives the 2013 White House Christmas Tree

The First Lady is presented with the White House Christmas Tree, which will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House. November 29, 2013.

US Park Service personnel position the White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room

US Park Service personnel position the White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room

The scene outside the North Portico

Ready to be delivered: the White House Christmas tree

Awaiting Christmas decorations in the East Room of the White House