First Lady Melania Trump unveiled her lovely decorations for the White House for Christmas 2018. Melania decorated the White House with a patriotic theme, “American Treasures,” to recognize America’s “unique heritage.”
“This is a joyous time of year when we decorate the White House for the Christmas Season,” the First Lady said in a statement about the White House Christmas decorations for her second Christmas as FLOTUS. “Our theme honors the heart and spirit of the American people. Thank you to the many volunteers and staff who worked hard to decorate the halls of the People’s House in Christmas cheer. On behalf of my family, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
Melania started planning for the Christmas decorations back in August. She's outdone herself with 29 trees decked with 14,000 red ornaments. She also used little commemorative touches like a "gingerbread house rendition of the National Mall: the Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the White House," wrote TIME.
The White House Christmas tree is a tall Fraser fir Christmas tree in the Blue Room. It's adorned with more than 500 feet of blue velvet ribbon embroidered in gold with each state and territory. The tree was hand selected by the National Christmas Tree Association and cut from Avery County, North Carolina farm.
The POTUS and FLOTUS will open the White House to visitors for a White House Christmas tour throughout the month of December. They will host musicians, high school bands, choirs, and holiday-themed entertainers to join the festivities.
There were also be dessert. The massive “White House” gingerbread house was baked was 300 pounds of dough and featured a mini-Christmas wreath on every window. Guests will be treated to Christmas cookies.
However, some people weren't impressed by the first lady's beautiful decoration. They took to Twitter to compare it to everything from "The Shining" to the red cloaks from "The Handmaid's Tale."
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