Here are some further captioned photographs to supplement the first photo-essay on 2011 White House Christmas Party hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Martha Washington looks over the party in the East Room.
Carl Anthony in the ground floor Vermeil Room beside Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis White House portrait
Fellow writer and friend Tom Shephard in the White House Library on the ground floor.
The ground floor China Room, with White House portrait of Grace Coolidge and her dog Rob Roy, set for a holiday meal.
A corner of the ground floor Vermeil Room, White House portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis at right.
The family's elevator to the private quarters.
Another view of the window looking out on the North Lawn.
Guests in the State Dining Room.
Close-up of the White House gingerbread house with a Bo the Dog figure.
The convivial Red Room, Angelica Van Buren over the mantle.
Carl Anthony in the Green Room.
The Grand Staircase lined with holly, White House portraits of Harry Truman and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
White House portrait of Nellie Taft on the first landing of the Grand Staircase to the family quarters.
A peek out on the White House South Portico from a Green Room window.
Close-up of the Christmas Cake.
Time to go, the staff closing up the State Dining Room.
Millard Fillmore in the corner, a forlorn poinsettia his sole company.
Even the great black iron gate and gatepost get some cheer.
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