White House reveals 2017 Christmas decorations

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Things may be different in the White House this year, but the annual holiday theme is "Time-Honored Traditions". After the 2016 election, but before taking office, Trump vowed to a MI crowd, "We're going to start saying "Merry Christmas again!" During the presidential campaign, he complained that saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" amounted to "chipping away at Christianity".

Naturally, the Trumps were ruthlessly roasted over the "cold and creepy" decor adorning the hallway with many describing the photo as the "perfect metaphor" for Donald Trump's first year as president.

Yes, good readers, Barack and Michelle Obama wanted to mark their first Christmas in the White House by tossing the Baby Jesus out of the building.

"The President, Barron, and I are very excited for our first Christmas in the White House", said First Lady Melania Trump.

On Twitter, critical responses to video of the scene - most notably the one below, which was captured and circulated by the Hill reporter Judy Kurtz - focused on Trump's rigid poseas she watched the performance.

In other words, the report suggests that the precise opposite of what Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning is true.

A mistletoe hangs over the doorway going from the Green Room into the Blue Room at the White House.




One added: "Pointless. When @realDonaldTrump sees 'a handsome woman, [he] just start [s] kissing them.' I hear he doesn't 'even wait".

This year, visitors to the White House will 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", the First Lady's office explained of this year's decorations. This is the tree that "Barron" is seen grabbing a book from in the animation above.

"First Lady Melania Trump watches a ballet performance in the Cross Hall as she tours Christmas decorations".

On Monday, the White House unveiled its Christmas decorations.

Next, the China Room "is set up for a family Christmas dinner, with the table displaying the china from President Ronald Reagan".

The standout feature, however, would have to be the 160-kilogram gingerbread house in the State Dining Room of the White House.

First lady Melania Trump takes a walk through the East Wing of the White House, showing off the holiday decorations.

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