PHOTOS: White House Decks the Halls for 2016 Holidays

The White House is fully decked out in its holiday finest, with 70,000 ornaments, 200,000 cookies and a theme of "The Gift of the Holidays."

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This year's theme is "The Gift of the Holidays," which reflects on not only the joy of giving and receiving, but also the true gifts of life, such as service, friends and family, education, and good health, as we celebrate the holiday season, said First Lady Michelle Obama during a media event Tuesday. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Holiday decorations near a framed portrait of Abraham Lincoln in the State Dining Room. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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These decorations feature the likenesses of first dogs Bo (R) and Sunny (L). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Holiday decorations in the East Wing of the White House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Holiday decorations in the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama choked up a little bit while speaking during Tuesday's media event, reflecting on this being the family's last Christmas in the White House. "I'm thinking back to when we first came here and we truly wanted to make the White House the people's house," she said. "Over the past eight years, we've welcomed over half a million guests." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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"I'm very proud to say that we did our very best to welcome people from all over during the holiday season," Michelle Obama said. Pictured: holiday decorations in the library of the White House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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The White House Gingerbread House sits in the State Dining Room. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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A closer look at the White House Gingerbread House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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The official White House Christmas Tree sits in the Blue Room of the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama gave shoutouts to the volunteers, ushers, electricians, carpenters and everyone else behind the scenes. She recognized a particular volunteer from Redlands, California, military spouse Jacqueline James. Obama said James doesn't consider herself a decorator but said "if patriotism is an art, then I'm a master of it." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Holiday decorations in the Green Room of the White House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Holiday decorations near a portrait of Abraham Lincoln in the State Dining Room. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Jenn Vasquez
The White House is decked out, inside and out.
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The White House is wrapped up in a bow for the holidays.
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Holiday decorations in the State Dining Room. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Jenn Vasquez
Don't be intimidated by the giant Bo -- he just wants to wish you happy holidays.
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Holiday decorations in the Blue Room of the White House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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While House holiday cookies feature Bo and Sunny, among other designs. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Holiday decorations in the Grand Foyer of the White House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Jenn Vasquez
This Christmas tree is all about the red, white and blue.
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Holiday decorations in the Grand Foyer of the White House. "The Gift of the Holidays" is the theme of this year's White House holiday decorations. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 29: Holiday decorations are seen in the Vermeil Room of the White House November 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. "The Gift of the Holidays" is the theme of this year's White House holiday decorations. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Holiday decorations in the White House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Holiday decorations in the Vermeil Room of the White House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Holiday decorations in the White House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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The official White House Christmas Tree sits in the Blue Room of the White House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Holiday decorations in the Grand Foyer of the White House. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Likenesses of Sunny and Bo have often incorporated into the White House's holiday decorations.
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