updated 11/24/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 11/24/2012 AT 10:15 AM ET
‘Tis the season!
The 19-ft. Fraser fir from Peak Farms in Jefferson, N.C., arrived on a red and green wagon drawn by two Clydesdale horses while the Marine Band played the classic carol “Oh Christmas Tree.”
According to tradition, the tree will be displayed in the White House’s Blue Room and the First Lady will select and supervise the decorating.
After sampling the scent of the tree’s needles, Ms. Obama reportedly gave a thumbs-up and told onlookers, “It’s a go.”