The halls and rooms of the White House are ready to welcome Christmas with its vibrant and elegant decorations.
It is the time of the year to bring out old dusty cartoons filled with lights, tiny figurines, stars, and bells to decorate the Christmas trees. While many of us are decking our houses with lights and trees, the White House has also have joined this nationwide Christmas spirit.
According to People, the first lady, Melania Trump tweeted a video of the decorations on December 1, 2019. “‘The Spirit of America’ is shining in the @WhiteHouse. I am delighted to share this beautiful exhibit of patriotism for all to see and excited for everyone to experience the beauty of the #Christmas season!” tweeted the first lady.
The video showed her touring through the illuminated halls filled with ornate gold-and-white trees, white flowers and even a mini replica of the White House building made in gingerbread. Melania Trump admired the year's festive arrangements that captured the season's spirit through its bright-and-white holiday theme.
The White House said that the decor choices this year celebrated “the courageous individuals who have shaped our country and kept the American spirit alive.” "This Christmas season I want to honor those who have shaped our country and made it the place we are proud to call home," tweeted the President according to CBS.
The pictures released by the White House captured the true elegance of the decorations. The first lady has also given different themes to different rooms. The Red Room follows a "game room" theme featuring card and board game pieces as decor pieces whereas the Grand Foyer is lit in gold.
The East Colonnade, which is decorated in white, has three-dimensional stars hanging from the ceiling. The official Christmas tree stands more than 18 feet tall with handmade paper flowers honoring the floral symbols of all the 50 states.
The videos and pictures were very well received by social media users. They appreciated the first lady's choices and wished her a Merry Christmas. The White House informed that it will host open houses and receptions throughout December for those who want to experience the decorations in person.
While many loved this years's decor, Melania Trumps's bold choices last year were criticized widely.
The 2018 Christmas decorations featured all red Christmas trees and crimson evergreens lining the East Colonnade. Many internet trolls compared the trees to the flood of blood in the 1980 horror-thriller film The Shining. Others drew similarities between the evergreens lining the East colonnade ad the costumes of The Handmaid’s Tale. However, the first lady defended her choices made and said, "everybody has a different taste."