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First Lady Michelle Obama (L), daughters Malia (R) and Sasha (2nd R), dogs Bo and Sunny(L) welcome the Official White House Christmas Tree to the White House November 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. This years White House Christmas Tree, which will be on display in the Blue Room, is an 18.5-foot Douglas Fir grown by Chris Botek (3rd L), a second generation Christmas Tree Farmer from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.(Photo by EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images)

(NBC NEWS) -- A very special delivery arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Friday morning.

First lady Michelle Obama, her daughters, Sasha and Malia, and dogs, Bo and Sunny, welcomed the arrival of the official White House Christmas tree around 11 a.m.

The 18-and-a-half foot Douglas fir came from Crystal Springs Tree Farm in Leighton, Pa.

The tree will be on display in the Blue Room of the White House throughout the holidays.

But this isn't the only one in town: Earlier this week, the Capitol Christmas Tree arrived at the U.S. Capitol after making its way from a forest in northeast Washington state.

Workers used a crane to place the 88-foot Engelmann spruce on the west front lawn of the Capitol Monday morning. It is the second tallest tree ever used at the Capitol.

It will be decorated with more than 5,000 handmade ornaments from children across the country reflecting the theme "Sharing Washington's Good Nature." 

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