Melania Trump unveils patriotic-themed Christmas decorations

Cheryl Sanders
December 2, 2019

First Lady Melania Trump debuted the White House Christmas decorations on Monday giving the public a peek at this year's theme. Add Melania Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Melania Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

A tree dedicated to Gold Star families that lost an immediate relative during military service stands at the beginning of the hallway while a tree decorated with the Trump family ornament - an American flag this year - glistens at the end of the colonnade.

On Sunday, First Lady Melania Trump unveiled this year's holiday décor via Twitter with a festive compilation video.


This Christmas season I want to honor those who have shaped our country and made it the place we are proud to call home, and I am excited to announce our White House holiday theme, "The Spirit of America" When I travel the country, I am inspired by the hard-working people and families that I meet.

This year's display is a homage to "The Spirit of America". "I am delighted to share this lovely exhibit of patriotism for all to see, and excited for everyone to experience of the #Christmas season!"

The East Wing features the Gold Star Family Tree, which the statement says was decorated by Gold Star families.


The 2018 White House decorations were brutally criticized because they included 40 infamously creepy blood red trees.

The East Colonnade of the White House is lined with double rows of see-through panels etched with more than 60 examples of American design, innovation and architecture, ranging from the Woolworth Building in New York City to the Space Needle in Seattle.

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


Compared to those choices, critics may have a tough time taking issue with this year's relatively traditional decoration decisions.

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