WATCH: A Time Lapse Look At The White House Holiday Decorations

As we’ve seen from the pictures that have emerged over the past few weeks, the White House does not skimp on the holiday decorations. Nope, no dollar store tinsel or half-heartedly hung wreaths around here. This year, the building boasted 54 Christmas trees, a 300-pound White House replica, an eerily accurate rendering of First dog Bo Obama, and halls festooned with garlands, bows, and twinkling lights a’ plenty.

To accomplish this feat, they enlisted 85 Santa’s elves volunteers, who worked tirelessly to prep the space for the more than 90,000 people that pass through it during the holiday season. In a time lapse video just released by the White House, we get to meet a few of the workers, including a man who has been a member of Oregon’s International Guard for 22 years and, thanks to the repealing of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, could finally nominate his partner to join him in the holiday decorating.

Now that we’ve watched how it’s all put up, however, we can’t help but wonder how and when they take it down. After all, we imagine the First family aren’t the type to leave their lights up ’till August (we’re looking at you, neighbors!)

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