Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations

27 November, 2018, 11:56 | Author: Trevor Moore
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Another Twitter user tweeted a photo likening the red topiary trees in the White House to the uniforms that enslaved child bearers donned in the totalitarian society in the web television series The Handmaid's Tale.

The East Wing features trees decorated by Gold Star families who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

It comes after Melania and Donald welcomed the Blue Room Christmas tree last week.

Other Christmas decorations include nods to "Be Best", Trump's public awareness campaign against cyberbullying, and the 18-foot Christmas tree, which is adorned with over 500 feet of blue velvet ribbon embroidered with the names of each U.S. state and territory.

White House Christmas
A gingerbread replica of the National Mall on display at the White House | Nicholas Kamm AFP Getty Images

The White House has released a video of first lady Melania Trump showing off this year's Christmas decorations.

"This year's theme, "American Treasures" honors the unique heritage of America". 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.

"As guests head to the East colonnade, they'll see more than 40 trees lining the walls". The tree is decorated with patriotic ribbon and invites guests to write digital messages to loved ones on duty and overseas. It includes replicas of the Capitol, the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials, the Washington Monument and the White House, complete with tiny green wreaths with red ribbons on each window. Seventy-two handmade paper ornaments representing six regions across the nation adorn four 14-foot fir trees. Another four trees are in the White House library. The Blue Room highlights each state and territory.

This marks Melania's second Christmas in which she's been tasked with leading America into the most wonderful season of all. "For the 51st year, the White House Crèche will also be on display". Overall, 225 pounds of gingerbread dough was used.

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