White House Christmas and Hanukkah: Time-Lapse Video Captures Decorating — PICTURES

Nov. 30, 2011, 12:17 p.m.

From mak­ing cook­ies to hanging gar­lands, some 400 vo­lun­teers as­sisted with trans­form­ing the people’s house in­to a hol­i­day won­der­land. The White House on Wed­nes­day re­leased a time-lapse video cap­tur­ing the trans­form­a­tion. More than 85,000 vis­it­ors are ex­pec­ted in the White House this hol­i­day sea­son.

Click through to watch video of the “kosh­er­iz­ing” of the White House kit­chen and to see Pres­id­ent Obama speak at the Christ­mas in Wash­ing­ton show at the Na­tion­al Build­ing Mu­seum (along with Con­an O’Bri­en, Jen­nifer Hud­son, and Justin Bieber). Also view pho­tos of the an­nu­al Ha­nukkah re­cep­tion, and get a peek at Christ­mas or­na­ments in the White House.