First Lady Melania Trump unveiled the White House Christmas decorations in a stunning video montage showing the incredibly tasteful display complete with a nativity scene.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 27, 2017
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.”
Twitter was abuzz over the White House decorations and of course the Trump haters attacked saying that the decorations are “over the top” or “tacky”.
The haters were drowned out by people who appreciated the classic beauty that First Lady Melania instilled in the White House giving it a warm Christmas look and beautiful glow for the holidays.
While some may find fault with the First Lady’s choice of decorations, most agree that the White House has come alive and resembles a winter wonderland.
Included in the decorations is 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.
Other decorations include the official White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room. The 19-and-a-half-foot Balsam fir tree 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 State Dining Room holds a traditional gingerbread house depicting the south facade of the White House and featuring Mrs. Trump’s signature Christmas wreaths. The White House’s Nativity scene will also be on display, marking the 50th anniversary of its appearance.
The National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will be held in the front of the White House on Nov. 30. This year’s performers include Kathie Lee Gifford, Dean Cain, Craig Campbell, The Beach Boys, Craig Campbell, The Texas Tenors, Mannheim Steamroller and the U.S. Navy Band.
The program will air on the Hallmark Channel on Dec. 4. – AL reports.