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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 GillibrandTrump thinks he could easily beat Sanders in 2020 match-up: report Listen: EMILY’s List upbeat about Dem House in '19 Desperate Democrats shouldn't settle for Oprah MORE (D-N.Y.): “Wonderful to see my friend @SenGillibrand at the White House holiday party tonight! #foreverfriends”




And Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashOvernight Defense: House votes to renew surveillance program | More drones, troops headed to Afghanistan | Former officers urge lawmakers to curb Trump's nuclear powers Overnight Tech: House votes to reauthorize surveillance powers | Twitter on defensive after Project Veritas video | Senate panel to hold hearing on bitcoin Overnight Cybersecurity: House votes to renew NSA spying | Trump tweets spark confusion | Signs Russian hackers are targeting Olympics | Bannon expected to appear before House Intel panel MORE (R-Mich.) tweeted his support of Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulNSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Fix what we’ve got and make Medicare right this year Despite amnesty, DACA bill favors American wage-earners 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 ConnollyDemocrats cheer the end of voter fraud commission Democrat: 'Fraudulent' voter fraud commission got ugly death it deserved 8.8 million sign up for ObamaCare, nearly matching last year 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 ObamaCriticism of Melania Trump shows a lot about the #MeToo movement Obama tells Letterman of showing off his 'dad moves' in front of Prince Smithsonian to unveil Obamas' portraits next month 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.