The Capitol Christmas Tree is in town

Christmas came early on Capitol Hill with the arrival Friday of the 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree.

The giant white spruce embarked on a 2,000-mile journey from the Chippewa National Forest near Cass Lake, Minn., and making stops in 30 communities before getting to Washington.

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The tree will feature 10,000 ornaments made by Minnesotan school children, and will be on display following a Dec. 2 lighting ceremony.