Monday, 11 December, 2017

National Christmas Tree Lighting is tonight; here's how to watch

Melania Trump decorated the White House for Christmas and the internet thinks it's creepy AF Trumps light national Christmas tree for first time
Lillian Steele | 01 December, 2017, 06:38

The theme goes hand-in-hand with President Trump's belief that America needs to restore the tradition in Christmas.

In 2017, that Christmas spirit is now on full display at the White House.

First lady Melania Trump has opted for a more traditional decor for her family's first Christmas in the White House, adding a few new touches to the standards.

"You don't see "merry Christmas" anymore", Trump said during a speech in Missouri on Wednesday afternoon, in which he promoted the GOP's tax reform plan.

That's a change from the Obama years when the annual cards offered more generic sentiments of "Season's Greetings" or wishes for happy holidays. "That is what makes every Christmas merry".

Melania Trump, alongside President Donald Trump, wears a red Chanel coat with nude Christian Louboutin So Kate pumps.

Despite apologising for the comments in the run-up to the election a year ago, the President has told allies the voice was not actually his, according to The New York Times.

Among the Christmas standards is an 18-foot (about 5.5-meter) fir tree in its traditional spot in the Blue Room, decorated with ornaments bearing the seals of every state and US territory. More than 150 volunteers from around the country spent more than 1,600 hours decorating the White House.

US President Donald Trump has lit the national Christmas tree, located behind the White House, in a ceremony followed by a performance of the 1960s-hit pop band, The Beach Boys.

One Twitter user pointed out that the dimly lit hallway lined with dead branches painted white looks like the ideal spot to tape a "Stranger Things" scene.

More than 25,000 visitors are expected to tour the White House for the holidays and the kitchen is ready: 31,000 cookies have been baked, including 15,000 sugar cookies, many of which end up in purses for the trip home.

At last year's ceremony, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle feted Kelly Clarkson, Eva Longoria, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Marc Anthony and Chance the Rapper.

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