White House Christmas decorations finally unveiled

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The official White House Christmas Tree, situated in the Blue Room, is 18 feet tall and adorned with over 500 feet of blue velvet ribbon embroidered in gold with each state and territory.

People had a field day with Melania Trump's traditional Christmas walk in 2017, when she presented a picture of snowy white trees. They were described as scary and referred to as the "hallway of Yuletide murders", "the avenue of blood red trees" and ominous.

The White House Christmas decorations have been unveiled.


This year, the White House Christmas decorations overseen by the first lady have an "American Treasures" theme, meant to recognize America's "unique heritage".

Just like previous year, Christmas came early for the internet, as people on Twitter couldn't resist joking about the first lady's chosen holiday decor.

From pointing out the paradox between the cheerful, bright holiday festivities within the White House and the simultaneous devastation of migrant families to shaming the Trumps for spending taxpayer dollars on the decor instead of helping those in need, people appeared to hold a lot of criticism for FLOTUS's posts. A video of the decorations shows the first lady stoically parading through the East Wing, occasionally pausing to adjust a wreath or stray sprig of mistletoe.


They include an ornament emblazoned with the slogan for her child well-being campaign, Be Best.

Sometimes it wasn't all festive.

For those of you who can't make it to Washington, D.C., for a White House holiday tour, take a look.


A couple of new traditions for the Trumps were also visible: The Melania Trump "signature wreaths" (pine circles with red bows) that made their debut previous year have returned, displayed on White House exterior windows. At the end of the media tour, reporters were handed small custom green-and-red boxes of Hershey's Kisses, the official token of Christmas at the White House 2018.

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