Inside Melania Trump's White House Christmas Decorations

  • Inside Melania Trump's White House Christmas Decorations

Inside Melania Trump's White House Christmas Decorations

First Lady Melania Trump has transitioned the Trump White House Christmas aesthetic from last year's daunting Yuletide Black Lodge theme to something like a repeat of 2017's cold, detached Fortress of Solitude motif.

According to the White House press release, Melania Trump's "beautiful exhibit of patriotism" includes a Christmas tree decorated by and dedicated to Gold Star families, a "White House Advent calendar hanging in the windows", and assorted gingerbread replicas of famous American landmarks.

The theme appeared to be a safer choice than in previous years, which included blood-red trees mocked for looking like something out of "The Handmaid's Tale".

Melania shared several photos of the decorations via her official Twitter account on Monday.

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.

We had high, high hopes for this year's decorations, because as you may recall Melania weirdly started planning them in JULY, smack dab in the middle of Robert Mueller's first hearing on Capitol Hill.

The White House has been turned into a winter wonderland for Christmas 2019.

The Cross Hall leading into the State Dinning Room.

On Sunday night, upon returning from a long holiday weekend in Florida to celebrate Thanksgiving, Trump made a final walk-through at the White House, checking details of the decorations, which had been installed while she was out of town. She fought back social media criticism of her red White House Christmas trees at the time and said, "it's the 21st Century".

" "The Spirit of America" is shining in the White House!"

Another view of the Green Room during the 2019 Christmas preview at the White House.

A decorated tree stands next to the portrait of President George Washington in the East Room.