But don't take our word for it. See for yourself on Dec. 12 when HGTV airs (for the 11th year in a row) "White House Christmas," a one-hour special hosted by designer Genevieve Gorder that gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how this year's decor theme "Simple Gifts," is brought to life. To give you an example of the detail that goes into decking the halls of the White House, we hear that two doorways in the visitors' entrance area are decorated with surrounds of roses which are handmade from dried oak leaves collected from area homes and neighborhood parks. Whew! If that doesn't give you inspiration to finally unpack and put up your tinsel, we don't know what will!