Memes Mock Melania Trump's White House Christmas Decorations

Memes Mock Melania Trump's White House Christmas Decorations

Kerry Wise
December 2, 2017

- The Trump family is getting ready to celebrate their first Christmas in the White House, and first lady Melania Trump has already decked the halls.

"Now as the president of the United States, it's my tremendous honour to finally wish America and the world a very Merry Christmas", Trump said, as the audience cheered. Grover Cleveland was the first to use electric lights on a family Christmas tree, in 1894.

Based on how upset Donald Trump got when it was revealed just how sparsely attended his presidential inauguration was compared to that of Barack Obama, he'll probably be ultra-angry when he discovers these tweets from Thursday.

Meanwhile, inside the White House, there's a Kentucky connection to the White House Chrismas Decorations.

Johnson works in the Pineville-Bell County Public Library. Since 1966, the National Christmas Tree Association has been holding a competition for the official White House Blue Room tree.

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That's a change from the Obama years when the annual cards offered more generic sentiments of "Season's Greetings" or wishes for happy holidays. The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is 'Time-Honored Traditions'. Perhaps President Trump has taken to wearing novelty reindeer socks?

Among the Christmas standards is an 18-foot (about 5.5-meter) fir tree in its traditional spot in the Blue Room, decorated with ornaments bearing the seals of every state and US territory.

New this year are wreaths hanging from the exterior of every window.

"We pray that our country will be a place where every child knows a home filled with love, a community rich with hope, and a nation blessed with faith", said President Trump.

It was the 95th ceremony of lighting up the main Christmas tree USA.