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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 GillibrandOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Senate passes 0B defense bill MORE (D-N.Y.): “Wonderful to see my friend @SenGillibrand at the White House holiday party tonight! #foreverfriends”




And Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashHouse votes to crack down on undocumented immigrants with gang ties GOP lawmaker taunts House conservatives: Trump’s base is not ‘small faction of obstructionists’ Overnight Finance: GOP plans to unveil tax framework in late September | Critical stretch for Trump tax team | Equifax CEO called to testify | Sanders unveils single-payer bill MORE (R-Mich.) tweeted his support of Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Lawmakers grapple with warrantless wiretapping program 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 ConnollyGerry ConnollyDem lawmaker warns of 'political and moral limitations’ to working with Trump Dems ready to deal with Trump — but it's complicated GAO: Fewer than one in four agencies will meet data center consolidation goals 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 ObamaObama to host global summit in Chicago Kelly Clarkson says new song 'Go High' inspired by Michelle Obama Michelle Obama outshines all Democratic prospects for 2020 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.