Christmas at the White House has always been a cherished, time-honored tradition.
The White House gets new Christmas decorations every year to reflect a theme typically chosen by the First Lady. The theme also is a reflection of the administration who is occupying the office. Typically, the first lady has a major hand in decorating process. Thousands of visitors tour the White House around the holidays, so the themes and decorations become a reflection of not just the administration, but the current mood of the country. There were many who were eager to see what downtown New Yorker Christmas-time sensibilities the Trumps would bring to 1600 Penn.
And Melania Trump did not disappoint.
While previous administrations certainly added their own tinsel to the White House around Christmastime, Melania’s decorations were universally hailed as a triumph to the glory of Christmas for all times. Hence the chosen theme for this year: “Time-Honored Traditions.”
The decorations seek to pay respect to the hundreds of years of White House Christmas celebrations. Just look at them and your Christmas will be made great again.
Behold, the Queen of Christmas:
Hello, Christmas Queen:
Show us your queendom:
It is glorious.
“We’re not worthy!”
Look at the care she takes for her queendom:
Every detail accounted for:
BASK IN THE CHRISTMAS GLORY:
And featured prominently, the reason for the season:
THE CHRIST CHILD! GLORY, GLORY.
And the Christmas Queen does it all for the children.
Glorious Christmas Queen.
We are not worthy.
Here is a more detailed list of room arrangements, according to previous Daily Caller reporting:
The East Wing is dedicated to service members and their families, with the Gold Star Family Christmas Tree decorated with Gold Stars and patriotic ribbons.
The dining table in the China Room is set up for a family Christmas dinner with the china from President Ronald Reagan. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1866 edition of “A Christmas Carol” is on display in the Library.
The State Floor, the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall all pay tribute to the “Nutcracker Suite,” which was the first themed Christmas in the White House in 1961. The rest of the White House is covered in traditional Christmas decorations, including dozens of trees, wreaths, nativity scenes and a gingerbread house.