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First lady unveils White House 2018 Christmas decorations

First lady unveils White House 2018 Christmas decorations

The White House Christmas tree must be between 18 and 19 feet tall.

A DVD extra from a circa 2007 Oxygen Channel movie where First Daughter Lindsay Lohan finds love at Christmastime, in which we discover why the original production designer got fired. 40 trees line the walls as one walks down the East Colonnade, and in the East Garden Room, viewers will see the First Family's Christmas card and ornament.

For this year's Christmas decorations, first lady Melania Trump has decked the White House halls in the spirit of the patriotic theme "American Treasures" recognizing America's "unique heritage". "Our theme honours the heart and spirit of the American people".

First lady Melania Trump designed the decorations for the people's house, choosing an "American Treasures" theme meant to showcase a spirit of patriotism.

At 18 feet tall the official White House Christmas tree is dressed in over 500 feet of blue velvet ribbon embroidered in gold with the name of each state and territory and is on display in the Blue Room
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"Seventy-two handmade paper ornaments representing six regions across America hang from four 14-foot Noble fir trees".

In the China Room there are three tables recreated from previous state dinners during the Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Trump administrations using, china and glassware from the White House permanent collection.

Each showcases a skyline from a different American city: New York, St. Louis, Chicago, and San Francisco.

This year, the trees are grabbing the spotlight once again. More than 500 feet of blue velvet ribbon weaves through the tree, embroidered with each State and territory in gold. The White House crèche is also in the East Room. The first lady's office stated that this is where the annual White House gingerbread house is displayed, depicting the full National Mall. He marked the holiday season in front of 3,000 spectators on the Ellipse at the Presidential Park in front of the White House, where the tree remains today. Another four trees are in the White House library. This year's decorations prominently feature the slogan for Ms. Trump's ironic anti-bullying campaign on ornaments and in a wreath made out of pencils, among the glittering display.

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