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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 GillibrandEx-GOP donor urges support for Dems in midterms: 'Democracy is at stake' Overnight Energy: Warren bill would force companies to disclose climate impacts | Green group backs Gillum in Florida gov race | Feds to open refuge near former nuke site Former Virginia Gov. McAuliffe to visit Iowa, fueling 2020 speculation MORE (D-N.Y.): “Wonderful to see my friend @SenGillibrand at the White House holiday party tonight! #foreverfriends”




And Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashRand Paul ramps up his alliance with Trump Ethics watchdog requests probe into Trump officials traveling to campaign events Kavanaugh’s views on privacy, Fourth Amendment should make Republicans think twice MORE (R-Mich.) tweeted his support of Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSome employees' personal data revealed in State Department email breach: report The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump says Dems inflated Puerto Rico death toll | House cancels Friday votes | Florence starts to hit coast The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Facing major hurricane, Trump is tested 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 ConnollyDem on Puerto Rico and Trump: ‘God only knows’ what he'd consider a failure Congress losing faith in Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi Virginia reps urge Trump to declare federal emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence 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 ObamaMichelle Obama’s book tour to include stadium events Michelle Obama teams up with BET to urge women of color to vote Healthy food has gone high end, but is the lifestyle trend worth the cost? 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.