You look like an angel! Melania Trump unveils the first Trump Christmas White House – and gets the ultimate compliment from one of her young guests
- The White House unveiled its Christmas decorations on Monday
- This year’s theme is ‘Time-Honored Traditions’
- Melania Trump invited youngsters to view the decorations and do crafts
First lady Melania Trump hosted children to the White House Monday as she walked through a fully-decorated executive mansion, unveiling her vision of a Trump Christmas – simple, yet elegant, with elements of Americana and nature.
‘She’s beautiful, like an angel!’ one young boy remarked, as the first lady – who’s cream-colored belted dress with bell sleeves could have been worn by a tree topper – walked into the East Room to help a group of kids make garland.
The first lady entered the holiday festivities by taking the grand staircase, into the foyer, as three ballerinas danced to ‘The Nutcracker Suite.’
The dancers and the song were symbolic as ‘The Nutracker Suite’ was the first theme used for at a White House Christmas.
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.
As the first lady entered the various rooms, she made small talk with the young kids.
‘What are your plans for Christmas?’ she asked. ‘Did you write your letter yet? Do you have any pets at home?’
Before the first lady arrived in the East Room, decorated with several large trees and the White House creche, the children’s chaperone told them to ‘act natural,’ as they grinned for the cameras.
When FLOTUS arrived they all went in for the group hug.
‘So how is it going? This is so cool right?’ the first lady later asked when walking into the Red Room, which was decorated with gingerbreads and candies.
Singing a similar tune to her predecessor, Melania Trump warned, ‘A lot of sugar right?’ as she helped the group assemble gumdrop Christmas trees.
In the Green Room, a quartet of kids cut out their own silhouettes to go along with the presidential ones hanging on the nearby mantel, which was also decorated with a large ‘Merry Christmas’ banner.
In the Blue Room, the first lady didn’t host guests Monday, because the size of the Endeavor-Wisconsin based Christmas tree.
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 nearly the whole room.
The Trumps decorated the tree with ornaments from all the states and territories, along with blue bulbs and large gold and blue bows.
Next to the Gold Star tree downstairs, Melania Trump asked several of her young visitors to read aloud the letters they wrote for the troops.
Christmas is back at the White House!