Sunday 9 December 2018

Melania Trump shows off White House Christmas decorations

The first lady designed the decor.

The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

First lady Melania Trump has unveiled the 2018 White House Christmas decorations.

Mrs Trump designed the decor, which features a theme of American Treasures.

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The Cross Hall during the 2018 Christmas press preview at the White House (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Decorations include a tree trimmed by Gold Star families, an array of topiary trees and mantelpieces featuring the skylines of New York City, St Louis, Chicago and San Francisco, the White House said.

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A detail of the official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
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The Official 2018 White House Christmas Ornament is seen during the 2018 Christmas press preview (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
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Topiary trees line the East colonnade (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
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The Grand Foyer and Cross Hall leading into the Blue Room and the official White House Christmas tree are seen during the 2018 Christmas press preview (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Also on display are the customary gingerbread house and the traditional White House tree, which stands at 18ft tall.

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The traditional White House gingerbread house required 225lb of dough, 25lb of chocolate and 20lb of white icing (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Mrs Trump tweeted a video showing her walking among this year’s festive decorations.

They include an ornament emblazoned with the slogan for her child well-being campaign, Be Best.

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