First lady Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations

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In a statement published on the official White House website, the Trump administration announced First Lady Melania's Christmas decor.

It is believed that more than 25,000 people will visit the White House during the Christmas season and that it will play host to over 100 open houses and receptions.

This year's theme, 'Time-Honored Traditions, ' piggybacked on that, which each room paying homage to a tradition, including a Gold Star tree, a way to respect fallen troops, and a gallery of silhouettes of past presidents in the Green Room, acknowledging an early craft.

Melania Trump is also better liked than her stepdaughter Ivanka Trump, a White House adviser to the president, who only has a 41 percent favorable rating.

The tree, which she and 11-year-old Barron greeted last week in front of the White House, is so large at 18 feet, 6 inches, it takes up almost the whole room.

"Wishing you a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season!"

For a look at what the decorations were like two years ago, head to this Curbed article.

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First lady Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations

This years gingerbread house highlights First Lady?s vision for classic Christmas decor and reflects the southern exterior of the Executive Residence with her signature wreaths.

"Like many families across the country, holiday traditions are very important to us", she said.

Decorations in the East Wing this year pay tribute to military service members and their families with the Gold Star Family Tree - adorned with gold stars and patriotic ribbon- and visitors can write a message to loved ones on digital tablets. Measuring 18 feet and six inches tall, it features ornaments bearing seals from every state and territory.

At the weekend Ivana Trump, the president's first wife, told a radio show she thought the president himself was missing the life he had previously led.

The National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will be held in the front of the White House on November 30. "Visitors are encouraged to write a message to their loved ones who are on duty or overseas on the digital tablets provided".

A walk through a hall in the East Colonnade is filled with white tree branches and offers guests a peek into the White House movie theater. She is now promoting her memoir Raising Trump which details how she brought up her three children with her then-husband. This is so cool right?' the first lady later asked when walking into the Red Room, which was decorated with gingerbreads and sweets. This year, there is a large gingerbread house, which the White House advises is "not meant for eating".

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