White House Christmas 2022 will showcase the sparkling holiday décor of the People’s House when it premieres on HGTV, Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. ET/PT and begins streaming the same day on discovery+. First Lady Jill Biden will lead hosts Jonathan Scott (Property Brothers: Forever Home, Celebrity IOU) and Zooey Deschanel (What am I Eating?, Elf, New Girl) throughout the magnificent rooms of the historic home decorated by more than 150 volunteers from across the country and White House Residence staff. This year’s theme, We the People, will capture the spirit of America’s shared values and the belief in possibility, optimism and unity—a reminder that we are stronger in community than we are apart. The theme will be brought to life by an astounding array of decorations, including over 83,615 holiday lights, 77 Christmas trees, 300 candles, 12,000 ornaments, 1,600 bells, approximately 14,865 feet of ribbon, and many décor elements that can be recreated right at home.
White House Christmas 2022 features the perennially impressive Gingerbread White House creation, which includes 20 sheets of sugar cookie dough, 30 sheets of gingerbread dough, and 30 pounds of chocolate, and this year, it will be accompanied by a sugar cookie replica of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, the birthplace of the United States. In the State Dining Room, ornaments on the Christmas trees feature crafted self-portraits by the students of the 2021 Teachers of the Year from across the country, ensuring that children see themselves in this year’s holiday display. The East Wing will feature trees with mirrored Gold Star ornaments inscribed with the names of fallen service members to honor the heroic men and women of our Nation’s military and the families who carry on their legacies.
In addition, the White House will showcase a new addition to its holiday collection: a menorah created by the Executive Residence Carpentry Shop constructed using wood removed from the White House during a Truman-era renovation.
With behind-the-scenes access to the White House holiday process, you’ll see Jonathan high atop scaffolding trimming the Official White House Christmas tree and Zooey literally decking the halls and putting the finishing touches on the massive Gingerbread White House. The pair personify the holiday spirit with fun, excitement and even a little song.
“For more than two decades, HGTV has celebrated all the work and wonder that goes into decorating the White House for the holidays, and we’ll once again deliver the warmth of the season with a visual feast to delight the entire family,” said Jane Latman President, Home & Food Content and Streaming, Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. “The message woven into this year’s theme, We the People, reminds us that coming together is what makes the holidays special, so curl up under a warm blanket and enjoy the magic with your loved ones.”
Fans can watch past White House Christmas specials on discovery+ and are invited to connect with White House Christmas 2022 on HGTV’s digital platforms at HGTV.com and by following @HGTV and #WhiteHouseChristmas on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. In addition, fans can follow First Lady Jill Biden via @flotus and @JonathanScott and @ZooeyDeschanel on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. The special will be available the same day and time as the linear premiere on HGTV GO—Sunday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. ET/PT.
White House Christmas 2022 is produced by Big Fish Entertainment.
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