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While there was mixing and mingling between both parties, members of 
Congress mostly tweeted shout-outs to members from their own party.

Florida 

Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, tweeted at Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandSenate moving ahead with border bill, despite Trump Dem presidential hopefuls seize on Trump border policy Actress Marcia Gay Harden urges Congress to boost Alzheimer's funding MORE (D-N.Y.): “Wonderful to see my friend @SenGillibrand at the White House holiday party tonight! #foreverfriends”




And Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashGOP rep refutes Trump's account of Sanford attacks: 'People were disgusted' Trump claims Sanford remarks booed by lawmakers were well-received GOP congressman blasts Trump’s attack on Sanford as ‘classless’ MORE (R-Mich.) tweeted his support of Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGOP senators call for probe of federal grants on climate change Overnight Health Care — Presented by the Association of American Medical Colleges — Key ObamaCare groups in limbo | Opioids sending thousands of kids into foster care | House passes bill allowing Medicaid to pay for opioid treatments US watchdog: 'We failed' to stem Afghan opium production MORE (R-Ky.): “Proud to call Sen. Rand Paul a friend and ally in liberty. Merry Christmas!”




Others simply marveled at the decorations and general ambiance of the party.

“Such a privilege to attend @WhiteHouse Christmas party tonight. Beautiful decorations & wonderful Marine Corps band,”
 Rep. Gerry ConnollyGerald (Gerry) Edward ConnollyLawmakers, media serve up laughs at annual 'Will on the Hill' Overnight Energy: Trump praises Pruitt for doing 'great job' | Lawmakers want criminal probe of Pruitt | Heckler brings lotion bottle to Pruitt speech Lawmakers call for criminal investigation into EPA chief MORE (D-Va.) tweeted.



And Ros-Lehtinen noted, “Gingerbread house @White House holiday reception. Every room looked better than previous one!”


 in reference to the 400-pound White House gingerbread house included in the decorating scheme for the holidays.

The holiday theme this year was “Share, Give, Shine," although first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMelania Trump puzzles with 'I really don't care' jacket Trump backs down in rare reversal Trump gives in, signs order ending family separations MORE also said during the holiday preview that there is "sort of a 'where’s Bo?' " theme, with depictions of the first family's dog, Bo, in several of the rooms.