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Melania Trump shows off White House Christmas decor

December 04, 2019 08:50 IST
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United States First Lady Melania Trump has officially decked the halls of the White House.

This year, the theme is "The Spirit of America."

The 2019 decorative approach features glittery patriotism throughout 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. 

Welcome to the White House all decked out for Christmas by US First Lady Melania Trump. Melania officially unveiled the White House Christmas decorations on Sunday night in a festive video which showed her adding the final touches to the patriotic display, dubbed 'The Spirit of America'. Photograph: FLOTUS/Twitter
 

Christmas decorations on display in the Grand Foyer at the White House. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

According to a White House statement, the first lady began her planning back in July and decorations include 58 Christmas trees, more than 15,000 bows and more than 2,500 strands of lights. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

At 18 feet tall, the official White House Christmas is blossoming with handmade paper flowers that pays homage to the distinctive floral emblem of each state and territory, on display inside the Blue Room at the White House. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

WATCH: Melania unveils the Christmas decorations at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

 

Melania wrote of the decorations: 'I am delighted to share this beautiful exhibit of patriotism for all to see, and excited for everyone to experience the beauty of the #Christmas season!' Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The East Colonnade at the White House is decorated in white stars and silver lights. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The festive display includes red and gold ornaments with fairy lights. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

A small decorated Christmas Tree stands in the Red Room at the White House. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

During the Christmas period, the White House expects to welcome around 30,000 guests who will tour the featured Christmas trees and other decorations. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The Green Room also features a small Christmas tree. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Red, blue and white plays heavily in the patriotic display. Twitter users last year poked fun at the red trees on display comparing them to the red robes in The Handmaid's Tale. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

A miniature Golden Gate Bridge and St Louis Gateway Arch stand next to a Ginger Bread White House in the State Dining Room at the White House. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Playing cards are used for a gaming theme in the Red Room at the White House. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

A military Band plays Christmas music in the Grand Foyer at the White House. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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