For twelve years, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt occupied in the White House and spent more Christmas holidays there than any other first family.
Strictly Roosevelt Traditions
Some holiday traditions are more or less universal. Then, of course, there are those personal traditions that nearly every family incorporates into its lifestyle. That includes Presidents.
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, whose personal lifestyle was diverse, made Christmas a three day family affair at the White House between 1933-1944. Naturally once WWII began, and all four Roosevelt sons were in uniform, it became impossible to gather the whole clan.
But the POTUS was happy to have whoever was in town, particularly the grandchildren. He sat at…
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