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Chocolate Cookies with Peanut M&Ms
You can't beat this classic! Simple and so good! The crunchiness of the peanut M&M candies is a wonderful complement to the chewy chocolate cookies.
Holiday Fun Facts:
  • More than 50,000 people are expected to attend 28 holiday parties at the White House in December 2009.
  • In 1843, "A Christmas Carol" was written by Charles Dickens in just six weeks.
  • In 1937, the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in Austria.
  • 92 volunteers from 24 states, as well as residence staff, spent 3,400 hours decorating the White House.
  • The poinsettia plant was brought into the United States from Mexico by Joel Poinsett in the early 1800's.
  • There are more classic movies, productions, and songs played during Christmas than any other time of the year.
  • The 2009 White House Blue Room Christmas Tree is an 18 1/2-by-13-foot Douglas fir.
  • The American version of St. Nicholas, or Santa Claus originally came from the Dutch version called Sint Klaas.
  • Electric lights for trees were first used in the White House in 1895.
  • The first president to decorate the White House Christmas tree in the United States was Franklin Pierce.
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