‘Joy to All,’ Christmas at the White House — PICTURES

Nov. 28, 2012, 11:57 a.m.

You think you have a lot of dec­or­at­ing to do to pre­pare for the hol­i­days? Try dec­or­at­ing the White House.

But each year, re­gard­less of the fam­ily that is liv­ing there at the time, the White House is decked out in full hol­i­day cheer. And this year is no dif­fer­ent.

Re­port­ers and oth­ers got a pre­view Wed­nes­day of “Joy to All,” the theme of this year’s White House Christ­mas. Be­low are some scenes of this year’s dec­or­a­tions.