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Former First Lady Laura Bush Reveals New Holiday Exhibit at Bush Center

"Deck the Halls and Welcome All: Christmas at the White House 2006" runs through Jan. 6

The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas features a look at a holiday past with recreation of Christmas at the White House using some decorations from a dozen years ago.

The exhibit, called "Deck the Halls and Welcome All: Christmas at the White House 2006," opened Thursday and runs through Jan. 6.

"Yes, in 2006, these are the decorations from the White House in 2006 when the theme was, 'Deck the Halls, and Welcome All,'" said Bush.

Former first lady Laura Bush talks about the family’s 2014 Christmas celebration in Dallas and what she and the former president have been doing to keep busy since leaving The White House nearly six years ago.

Organizers say the exhibit includes traditional and elegant items that decorated the White House in 2006. The items also include behind-the-scene photos of the original display.

NBC 5's Meredith Land toured the brand new exhibit in the museum Thursday, giving the public a taste of how The White House looked and felt when the Bushes lived there, from head to toe.

Bush told NBC 5 visitors can expect hot chocolate, Christmas cookies and a great opportunity for some fun holiday pictures.[[401568385,C]]

A holiday tree lighting will be held Nov. 27 in the courtyard at the Bush Center, located on the campus of Southern Methodist University.[[457555273,C]]

For more on what you can expect at the Bush Center this holiday season, click here.

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