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A Bodacious Christmas

Presidential pets have a unique place in White House history. The Obama’s did not have a dog when Barack Obama became President. In...

A Crisis at Christmas

I was surprised by Roslynn Carter’s remark when I called her for an interview about my book in 1995. She said, “ I was talking with Jimmy...

Pat Nixon’s Christmas Surprises

Before moving to the White House, Richard and Pat Nixon always made Christmas special and different. Their friends looked to them for...

Ike Initiates a New Tradition

The Eisenhower’s sent Season’s Greetings to about 2000 American Ambassadors abroad, heads of state, government officials, members of the...

Launching My New Book

"Someone needs to do the research to set the record straight" White House Curator This is the launch of my NEW Book, “Season’s Greetings...

An Impossible Dream Becomes a Reality

"Mary Seeley’s extensive research enables her to share the human side of Christmas at the White House.” - Rex Scouten, The White House...

A Rare Interview with John Coolidge

The son of President Coolidge shared how his family celebrated Christmas and hosted the New Years Day Reception. The subtitle of my book...

A Call from the First Lady

In response to a request for an interview, made through her social secretary, First Lady Barbara Bush picked up the phone and called the...