White House seeks volunteers, musicians for Christmas celebrations

It's only August, but they need a little Christmas at the White House, with a call Monday for some seasonal help.

The White House is seeking volunteers to lend a hand in decorating 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for the holidays, and to serve as greeters for annual open houses. A news release asks for potential volunteers to apply by Aug. 27.

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The notice from Melania TrumpMelania TrumpEx-Melania Trump adviser raised concerns of excessive inauguration spending weeks before events: CNN The Hill's Morning Report - Trump moves green cards, citizenship away from poor, low-skilled White House seeks volunteers, musicians for Christmas celebrations MORE's press office also is asking for musical gurus to carol their way through the White House. Musicians "including high school bands, choirs, and Christmas-themed entertainers" who want to perform during the holiday open houses in December can apply through Sept. 10.

The White House issued a similar casting call last year. 

In 2018, the White House hosted more than 100 open houses and welcomed in excess of 30,000 visitors throughout December.