‘White House Christmas 2010’ airs Sunday, December 12 on HGTV at 8:00 PM ET/7 Central
With the seasonal splendor of the ‘people’s house’ on full display, HGTV’s popular coverage of the White House Christmas 2010 returns on Sunday, December 12, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Designer Genevieve Gorder will offer viewers an insider’s look at how dozens of volunteers work with the White House staff to implement this year’s decor theme, “Simple Gifts,” a celebration of friends and family, hearth and home—all of the simple pleasures that make the holidays special. In addition, visitors to HGTV.com will see an extensive behind-the-scenes photo gallery of the decorating process, as well as a retrospective of holiday decor at the White House.
The one-hour special features President Barack Obama and his family lighting the National Christmas Tree and highlights the work of nearly 100 volunteers as they adorn the White House in only a few days.
New this year is a Military Appreciation Tree, an idea from the First Lady Michelle Obama that is designed to honor the contributions of America’s military personnel.
Thank you to the legend that is Hachikō – more about the show on the ever wonderful Obama Foodorama
(I know I promised this would be a Failin’ free zone, but you have to hear this – don’t worry, it’s sound only, you won’t have to look at her dimwitted face)
Mediaite: Sarah Palin’s choosing sides in the conflict between North and South Korea–and picking Kim Jong Il?
Couldn’t be. But there she is on Glenn Beck’s radio show saying just that: “This speaks to a bigger picture here that certainly scares me in terms of our national security policy. But obviously we’ve gotta stand with our North Korean allies.”
Beck helpfully corrects her, “South Korean allies.”
The scrambled tongue moment–as that’s surely what Palin will say it was–does bring up a charge made in John Keilemann and Mark Halperin’s book, Game Change, which portrays Palin as dangerously uninformed–a candidate for the vice presidency who didn’t understand that Korea was divided:
She knew nothing. She had to be taken through World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and Palin was not aware there was a difference between North and South Korea. She continued to insist that Iraq was behind 9/11; and when her son was being sent off to Iraq, she couldn’t describe who we were fighting.
Now, in fairness to Sarah Palin, she’s got a lot on her plate right now–a book tour, a reality show, and a daughter who landed in third place on Dancing with the Stars–so remembering arcane international details like which country has a lunatic dictator with nuclear weapons and which one has American troops can be difficult.