Thursday, November 29, 2012

Video: First Dog Bo Inspects The 2012 White House Holiday Decor

First Dog Bo stars in a new, highly produced White House video that gives a nice look at First Lady Michelle Obama's holiday decor theme, 'Joy to All.'  With music from The Nutcracker playing, the camera follows the Portuguese Water Dog as he trots through the historic rooms, inspecting the decorations. 

Bo is featured in the design all over the White House; there are 40 handmade “Bo-flakes” ornaments scattered among the 54 Christmas trees that fill the mansion.  


A larger-than-life replica of the First Dog, made out of 18,000 one-inch black pompoms and 2,000 white pompoms, is the centerpiece of the Booksellers in the East Wing, and Bo comes face-to-face with the fluffy topiary in the video. The faux Bo is wearing a bright red Santa hat, and as the video finishes, the real Bo is wearing one, too.

Kids touring the White House in December will be given a special Bo bookmark, with a checklist to spot ornaments featuring the First Fluff.  Download your own bookmark [PDF].  Also download:  The 2012 Official White House Holiday Tour Booklet [PDF].

Click here for links to all posts about the 2012 holidays.