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Melania Trump Unveils White House's 2019 Christmas Decorations

Bennie Garza | 02 December, 2019, 23:26

The White House and first lady posted video late Sunday of the 2019 Christmas decorations inside the White House.

Of course, there's still plenty to snipe about, as the Twitter response to Melania's surreal video-in which the First Lady, swathed in head-to-toe cream knitwear, straightens tiny wreaths on little White House replicas and sprinkles what appears to be glitter on ornament-bedecked pine boughs- proves.

The Cross Hall leading into the State Dinning Room.

Melania's new design is a stark turnaround from her 2018 Christmas display, which sparked controversy with its heavy use of blood-red Christmas trees.

Staff from Windsor castle adjust decorations on a Christmas tree in the Crimson Drawing room.

The popular display also features models of landmarks from across the country, including Mount Rushmore, St. Louis' Gateway Arch, the Alamo, the Liberty Bell and the Statue of Liberty, besides the Golden Gate Bridge and the Space Needle.

A decorated tree stands next to the portrait of President George Washington in the East Room. In this room, visitors can count down the days of the holiday season with the White House Advent calendar hanging in the windows.

More than 250 volunteers from all 50 states participate in the White House decorating each year.

The flag colours (red, white and blue) taking centre-stage, from fire place covered in red roses, the national flower of the United States since 1986, to flag-themed ornaments in the trees, together with festive gold and green.

A fireplace mantle is decorated in the Green Room, which features beloved and classic Christmas tales.

The year before, in 2017, her white and black decorations were compared to the dwelling of Harry Potter's Voldemort.

The East Colonnade is a timeline of American design, innovation, and architecture.

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