First Lady Melania Trump unveiled this year’s White House Christmas decorations this morning in a stunning video montage showing the incredibly tasteful display complete with a nativity scene.
The decorations are up! The White House is ready to celebrate! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season!
Posted by First Lady Melania Trump on Monday, November 27, 2017
This year’s theme, “Time-Honored Traditions” was selected by the First Lady in respect of 200 years of holiday traditions at the White House, administration officials said.
“The President, Barron, and I are very excited for our first Christmas in the White House,” she said in a statement. “As with many families across the country, holiday traditions are very important to us. I hope when visiting the People’s House this year, visitors will get a sense of being home for the holidays. On behalf of my husband and Barron, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season.”
WHITE HOUSE – The First Family will celebrate their first Christmas in the White House with a nod to tradition.
In the East Wing, visitors find a tribute to our service members and their families with the Gold Star Family Tree, which has been decorated with gold stars and patriotic ribbon. Visitors are encouraged to write a message to their loved ones who are on duty or abroad on the digital tablets provided.
After passing through the East colonnade, visitors will see the China Room, which honors the holiday traditions of dining and hospitality. The room is set up for a family Christmas dinner, with the table displaying the china from President Ronald Reagan.
Then, visitors will see the Library, which features President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1866 edition of “A Christmas Carol,” as they recall the time-honored custom of reading Christmas stories to loved ones.
On the State Floor of the White House, the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall celebrate the first themed White House Christmas, which was the “Nutcracker Suite” in 1961. The Green Room honors the festivities of crafts, paper, and classic design. The Blue Room holds the official White House Christmas tree, which is decorated with glass ornaments depicting the seal of each State and territory.
The official White House Christmas tree is the centerpiece in the Blue Room, November 27, 2017. The tree is decorated with glass ornaments depicting the seal of each U.S. state and territory.Credit: Kevin Lamarque / REUTERS
The Red Room hosts delightful holiday treats, and has been decorated with peppermints, candy, and cookies. The State Dining Room holds a traditional gingerbread house, which depicts the South facade of the White House and features Mrs. Trump’s signature Christmas wreaths.
Throughout the month of December, the White House will host more than 100 open houses and many receptions. More than 25,000 visitors will walk the halls taking part in public tours. (White House Link)