PC Advisory: The congressional Christmas tree will have environmentally friendly lights, the ornaments are recyclable and the truck that brought the tree runs on biodiesel fuel. I assume a vegan will light the tree?

The White House has its own tree, perhaps lit by a gatecrasher to be announced.

The third branch of our government, the Supreme Court, has no tree. Instead, Justice Scalia goes down the chimney with his bag of dissents.

By tradition, NBC's Willard Scott plays Santa at the lighting of the White House Christmas tree. Yes, Virginia, there is a Willard Scott.