2022 White House Historical Association Nixon Christmas Ornament
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2022 White House Historical Association Nixon Christmas Ornament

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The 2022 Official Ornament of the White House Historical Association features a gingerbread White House. And when you open the box, the scent of gingerbread will waft up to your senses.

About the ornament

President and Mrs. Nixon began candlelight tours of the Mansion during their first Christmas in the White House. Mrs. Nixon offered TV specials of Christmas at the White House for those who could not visit in person. In 1969 for the first time in 25 years green wreaths and red candles were hung in the 16 windows facing Pennsylvania Avenue. "We love to decorate, you can't overdo at Christmas" Pat Nixon told the Evening Star.

Why gingerbread?

The First Lady introduced the first Gingerbread House into White House decorations (see the image from 1972 of her with the gingerbread house). The White House chef created a 3 foot 45 pound cottage complete with Hansel and Gretal. The tradition of the White House gingerbread house continues to this day as commemorated by the White House Historical Association in honoring the administration of Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974).


  • Material: Solid brass with screen-printed finish
  • Size: 3" x 2 1/4" x 1/2"
  • Features a different view of the White House on each side
  • Origin: Made in the USA
  • Is it edible: No, although it looks delicious enough

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Brentwood, TN
Colorful! Nice detail!

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Adel, GA
Beautiful ornament as all of them are. Such detail!

waldron, AR
This is a traditional Christmas gift in our family. As usual it's perfectly beautiful.

Maylene, AL
We began collecting White House Christmas ornaments when we married in 1981. In fact, our first two are the originals made from the copper gutters! This is one of our favorite collections, and both of our daughters have complete sets as well. We add to all three collections each year, and this year's gingerbread house is a wonderful addition to the sequence.

Beautiful design, a nice addition to the collection

Hambleton, WV
The design is , I believe, unusual for the White House ornaments. The designs are usually about the first family and their time living in the White House. This year the design of the ornament celebrates the house itself. Unique and very nice.


Hernando, FL
Beautiful well made ornament.

Xenia, OH
BeUtiful ornament! Each year I give the new one to my brother for Christmas. Never disappoints! Thank you!!

Anaconda, MT
I've been buying these for years, love them all.

This is the first year that I ordered the 3D Santa Claus ornament. I am really glad I did bc it is so charming and will look great with the White House Historical Collection that I have been collecting since the line started.

Cudahy, WI

Stuart, FL
It’s besutiful. A fun one!

Lexington, SC
I purchase these every year for my children and grandchildren. I am sure that they will enjoy them at Christmas. The orniment looks real nice this year, I like it a lot.

Gainesville, GA
Love the product. I get two each year. One for myself and one for my best friend.

Las Vegas, NV
This ornament is gorgeous. The details of the ornament are exceptional. I personally think this is the prettiest of all of ornaments.

Ocean Springs, MS
I can sum it up in 2 words... just beautiful! Thank you!
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