Christmas 1967

President Johnson preferred to spend the Christmas holidays at his ranch in Texas. However, in 1967, Lady Bird convinced the president to spend Christmas at the White House instead. It was the first time since President Johnson took office that the family celebrated the holiday in Washington, D.C.

Now on view in the library's Great Hall, "Christmas 1967" displays photos and artifacts from that first-ever Johnson family White House Christmas.

Highlights:

  • Lady Bird's silk and gold brocade cocktail pajama set
  • Johnson family handmade Christmas stockings
  • Presidential Christmas card featuring Robert H. Laessig's painting of the official White House Christmas tree