1. Karen Pence, Wife of US Vice President Mike Pence opens door UPSOUND (English): "Welcome to the vice president's residence."
2. Tilt down of presents hung in stairwell
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Karen Pence, Wife of US Vice President Mike Pence:
"And the theme this year is Twas the Night Before Christmas and I loved it the minute they told me because in the Pence family, Mike's dad when each of his children had their first child he gave them the book Twas the Night Before Christmas however he passed away before we had children so Mike's mom gave us our Night Before Christmas book."
4. Various of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas book (partly covers soundbite)
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Karen Pence, Wife of US Vice President Mike Pence:
"So when our guests come in each room is a different stanza from the poem. So in the dining room we have their stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. So we have all of our family stockings here and then lots of stockings on this tree."
6. Various of stockings hung over fireplace (partly covers soundbite)
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Karen Pence, Wife of US Vice President Mike Pence:
"So this one we have down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound. And here we have St. Nicholas right inside here and he has his list of who's naughty and nice."
8. Tilt up of Santa holding "nice list"
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Karen Pence, Wife of US Vice President Mike Pence:
"This is the library and this room is is really dedicated to the part of the stanza where all of the reindeer appear. So we've got on Dasher, on Dancer or now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer and Vixen and it talks about all the reindeer so we have the reindeer in front of the fireplace. We have reindeer on the mantle and we even have a reindeer at the top of the tree. So the tree topper is a reindeer."
10. Wall with "and Vixon, On, Donner, On Comet" (partly covers soundbite)
11. Reindeer tree topper (partly covers soundbite)
12. Ornament reading "Riley"
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Karen Pence, Wife of US Vice President Mike Pence:
"This is our snow tree for the end of the poem. And we've got that actually up on the wall here."
14. Close of tree in sun room
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Karen Pence, Wife of US Vice President Mike Pence:
"For us, it's really fun to open this home to as many people as we can. Because this house doesn't have tours like the White House does so it's one reason we like to welcome people in and just be welcoming this time of year."
Christmas at Vice President Mike Pence's official residence literally jumps out of the pages of "Twas the Night Before Christmas."
Every room on the main floor of the Naval Observatory represents a verse from the poem by Clement Clarke Moore. Pence has a family tradition of reading the holiday classic to his three children every Christmas Eve even though they're adults now and the gang includes a daughter-in-law.
Stockings hung by the chimney with care? Nine red ones hang from the fireplace mantle in the dining room: Six for the Pences and three for pets Hazel, Harley and Marlon.
Instead of visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, kids can stop by a special candy station to fill up on them instead.
The library was transformed into a den for Santa's reindeer, with all nine names on the wall above a 125-pound gingerbread replica of the observatory. The library has reindeer decorations on the mantle and a tree decorated with reindeer ornaments, a reindeer topper and presents wrapped in reindeer-print paper underneath it.
Wrapped gifts suspended from the foyer mimic presents tumbling down the staircase and straight into Santa's nearby sack.
"New fallen snow" covers the branches of a tree in the sunroom.
The main attraction shines in the living room: an 11½-foot (3.35-meter) tall North Carolina fir decorated with ornaments symbolizing the "bundle of toys" Santa "had flung on his back." A life-sized Santa replica stands next to the tree, reviewing his naughty or nice list.
Guests arrive to an oversized copy of the poem opened beside a high-backed red velvet chair.
Pence's wife, Karen, recently gave The Associated Press an exclusive tour of their holiday decorations.