WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner says Christmas is about Jesus Christ, "whose birth to Mary fulfilled a prophecy of joy and salvation."
Before helping light the Capitol Christmas Tree Tuesday, Boehner said the evergreen represents "everlasting life" in Christ.
The 65-foot white fir from California was illuminated on a rainy night outside the U.S. Capitol building as the Army Band and a children's choir from California performed Christmas carols.
Republican Congressman Jeff Denham, whose district grew this year's tree, said he felt overwhelmed by "the significance of being able to celebrate a religious holiday because of our freedoms in this great country."
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