Description:13 57 40 00 Eisenhower opens the festivities of Christmas. Arrival of Eisenhower and its wife and Nixon and her wife for the traditional opening of the festivals. Handshake. Message of peace for the future one on behalf of Eisenhower. An enormous fir tree is illuminated with 9000 lamps. Close-up of the hand of Eisenhower which presses on the order to light the unit. Symbol, tradition, ritual.