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Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations

Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations

Decorated by Gold Star families, this tree honors all our troops and families who have sacrificed greatly to protect our freedoms.

The first lady posted a video on Twitter on Monday showing how the White House will be decorated this holiday season.

Christmas arrived at the White House again this year with yet another unveiling of First Lady Melania Trump's exquisite taste for classy decorations. Smith won the honor of presenting this year's tree after being named Grand Champion in the National Christmas Tree Association's Christmas tree contest.

In the White House's East Colonnade are 40 topiary trees made from red berries.

The residence's official tree is keeping with a more traditional theme - a Fraser fir bearing 500 feet of blue velvet ribbon embroidered with the names of every state and territory. Visitors are encouraged to write messages to soldiers overseas on special digital tablets near this tree.

White House Christmas Decoration

Here's a closer look at some of the other decorations featured throughout the White House - including pencil wreaths and a golden replica of the NY city skyline - so at least you know they're not all concerning or blood-colored. Another four trees are in the White House library.

The East Room focuses on "diversity and ingenuity of American architecture and design with four custom mantelpieces showcasing the skylines of New York City, St. Louis, Chicago, and San Francisco". "For the 51st year, the White House Crèche will also be on display".

While some of the decorations are par for the course - snowy white lights and well ornamented trees, the video also displays an alarming hallway full of BLOOD RED TREES.

In that room, guests find the First Family Christmas card and ornament.

"This year's theme, "American Treasures" honors the unique heritage of America. It's a symbol of valour and bravery", the statement said.

CNN Wins Court Order Restoring White House Reporter’s Access
This was also granted on a limited basis and was not on First Amendment ground, but the Fifth Amendment's right to due process. CNN and Jim Acosta sued for a temporary restraining order requiring the White House to return or reissue Acosta's press pass.



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