Make no doubt about it, Christmas is in full gear at the White House this year, and First Lady Melania dazzled as she toured the decorated premises with the aptly named "Time-honored Traditions" Christmas theme. As has been stated on the record many times before, she is honored by her role.
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"The president, (our son) Barron, and I are very excited for our first Christmas in the White House", the first lady said in a statement on Monday, Efe news reported. And she's now ringing in Christmas at the White House in an era when Dictionary.com's word of the year is "complicit".
The White House unveiled its holiday decorations for 2017 Monday.
The Trumps are gearing up for Christmas at the White House.
Her theme of "Time-Honored Traditions" is meant to pay homage to "200 years of holiday traditions", says HouseBeautiful.
And of course, there were those infamous "religion-free" holiday cards - featuring the family dogs without the word "Christmas". For anyone missing the White House's former occupants, the Obama family's message appears in a display of presidential holidays cards. Tablets are placed next to the tree, as they have been in past years, so that visitors can send holiday notes to the troops overseas.
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.
On the State Floor of the White House, the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall celebrate the first themed White House Christmas, which was the "Nutcracker Suite" in 1961.
"The White House Gingerbread House is seen in the State Dining Room". As well as a traditional Nativity Scene, she has deployed more than 1,000ft of garland on staircases, a 18ft 6in Christmas tree with ornaments representing each U.S. state and territory in the Blue Room, a Christmas tree made of books in the library and a hallway of winter trees.