First look – Christmas at the White House

The White House

The First Family will celebrate their first Christmas in the White House with a nod to tradition. This year’s theme, “Time-Honored Traditions” was designed by First Lady Melania Trump to pay respect to 200 years of holiday traditions at the White House.

In the East Wing, visitors find a tribute to our service members and their families with the Gold Star Family Tree, which has been decorated with gold stars and patriotic ribbon. Visitors are encouraged to write a message to their loved ones who are on duty or abroad on the digital tablets provided.

After passing through the East colonnade, visitors will see the China Room, which honors the holiday traditions of dining and hospitality. The room is set up for a family Christmas dinner, with the table displaying the china from President Ronald Reagan. Then, visitors will see the Library, which features President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1866 edition of “A Christmas Carol,” as they recall the time-honored custom of reading Christmas stories to loved ones.

On the State Floor of the White House, the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall celebrate the first themed White House Christmas, which was the “Nutcracker Suite” in 1961. The Green Room honors the festivities of crafts, paper, and classic design. The Blue Room holds the official White House Christmas tree, which is decorated with glass ornaments depicting the seal of each State and territory. The Red Room hosts delightful holiday treats, and has been decorated with peppermints, candy, and cookies. The State Dining Room holds a traditional gingerbread house, which depicts the South facade of the White House and features Mrs. Trump’s signature Christmas wreaths.

“The President, Barron, and I are very excited for our first Christmas in the White House,” said First Lady Melania Trump. “As with many families across the country, holiday traditions are very important to us. I hope when visiting the People’s House this year, visitors will get a sense of being home for the holidays. On behalf of my husband and Barron, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season.”

Throughout the month of December, the White House will host more than 100 open houses and many receptions. More than 25,000 visitors will walk the halls taking part in public tours.

Ballet dancers perform as U.S. first lady Melania Trump begins a tour of the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst – RC1A196355A0

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13 Responses to First look – Christmas at the White House

  1. joshua says:

    I saw a MANGER in one of the pictures!!!!!!
    Make God part of our nation again.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. TwoLaine says:

    I hope the Secret Service has cleared each and every last item.


  3. auscitizenmom says:

    It’s all so breathtakingly beautiful. Even FLOTUS. I love the ballerina being there, too. 😀

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Lucille says:

    It must be spectacular in person…

    My first thought was “Walking In A Winter Wonderland”….

    Love the Blue Room and the official White House (the people’s) Christmas tree and the magical East Colanade all in white…and, of course, I’d love to visit the Red Room and get a candy cane, though I wouldn’t eat it…just keep it as a souvenir.

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  5. joshua says:

    This posted on BB…..comment from little kids visiting the WH Christmas House!!
    Melania certainly is a big part of MAGA.

    Schoolchildren at the White House were reportedly in awe of First Lady Melania Trump as she greeted them during a ceremony for the unveiling of Christmas decorations that she helped design.

    “She looks like an angel,” one child reportedly said as Melania was embraced by a handful of schoolchildren when she emerged in the White House wearing a caped Christian Dior dress and a thin, gold belt to accent her small waist.

    “She seriously looks like an angel,” one of the children said as they greeted Melania.

    Liked by 2 people

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