Inside Melania Trump's White House Christmas Decorations

A fireplace mantle is decorated in the Green Room during the 2019 Christmas preview at the White House Monday Dec. 2 2019 in Washington

This year's gingerbread house features the White House and iconic American landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge in California, the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, South Dakota's Mount Rushmore, The Alamo in Texas, the Gateway Arch of St. Louis, the Liberty Bell in Philidelphia, and New York City's Statue of Liberty.

In the East Garden Room is a Christmas tree with first family's annual ornament, the American flag, and the Christmas card.

The tradition of US President's wife decorating the White House for Christmas dates back to First Lady Lou Henry Hoover, who put up the the first official White House Christmas tree in 1929 - and Melania has perpetuated this tradition with a somewhat mixed reception over the years. "I am delighted to share this lovely exhibit of patriotism for all to see, and excited for everyone to experience of the #Christmas season!"

According to a statement released by her office, each wing and room of the White House highlights a different aspect of "The Spirit of America". "When I travel the country, I am inspired by the hard-working people and families that I meet".

It's Christmas time at the White House, which means that the world is once again given a small glimpse at the decked out halls. No matter which state they call home, many Americans share a strong set of values and deep appreciation for the traditions and history of our great nation.

On Sunday night, upon returning from a long holiday weekend in Florida to celebrate Thanksgiving, Trump made a final walk-through at the White House, checking details of the decorations, which had been installed while she was out of town. The tree stands over five metres tall and comes from Pennsylvania.

As always, the general public gets to experience Melania Trump's big Christmas unveiling via a video in which the famously private and taciturn first lady walks through whatever Calvin Klein commercial is playing in her mind and silently appraises random ornaments, wreaths, and origami stars hanging from the ceiling.

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