First lady Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations

APThe East Garden Room during a media preview of the 2017 holiday decorations at the White House in Washington

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Before Melania Trump could oversee the complete overhaul and decoration of the White House for the holidays, there of course needed to be a giant Christmas tree.

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.

A source told the magazine that Melania Trump never thought her husband would win the presidency and that becoming the nation's first lady was something she never wanted.

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. "On behalf of my husband and Barron, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season".

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

When Melania Trump delayed her move to the White House, there was speculation that the marriage was troubled. As in years past, alongside the tree are tablets to send digital holiday messages to troops overseas.

The Red Room features holiday treats, and has been decorated with peppermints, candy, and cookies, according to a news release from the White House.

In a statement to CNN, Melania spoke of her desire to give White House visitors a memorable and familiar experience during the holiday season.

The first lady walked in to the East Room in a gorgeous vanilla dress with a gold belt around her waist, as one of the children was overheard asking, "Are you the first lady?"

An estimated 25,000 people will tour the White House decorations through the end of December.

The White House staff had help from more than 150 volunteers from 29 states to hang 71 wreaths and decorate 53 trees.

"The left thinks life is all about them". But, after years of indecision, it may have been Melania who pushed him towards actually stepping up and running for the top job once and for all.

"I think it's wonderful to have christmas back", another added. They don't care about the rights if americans. If this were put up to a vote, religion would win hands down for the decorations.

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