Choosing the ideal Christmas tree is hard no matter where you live, but when your home is the White House, there are some specific rules you need to follow. "On behalf of my family, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year".
The Gold Star tree is on display in the East Wing. "Gold stars and patriotic ribbon decorate the tree and visitors are encouraged to write messages to their loved ones who are on duty or overseas on the digital tablets provided".
Carolyn Kaster APTopiary trees line the East colonnade during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington Nov. 26 2018
But social media has savaged one element in particular - the dozens of blood-red Christmas trees which line a White House hallway. The first family Christmas card and ornament are on display in the East Garden Room. The room also holds this year's gingerbread house, which is deigned to look like the entire National Mall. In the East Room are four 14-foot trees displaying 72 handmade paper ornaments representing the six different regions of America. The White House crèche is also in the East Room.
It comes after Melania and Donald welcomed the Blue Room Christmas tree last week.
Despite Melania's fine tastes, leftist haters across the Twitterverse immediately blasted her vision as cold, remote, and even darkly twisted, likening the First Lady to some sort of frigid ice queen.
In the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall stand 29 more trees. The choice of red is an extension of the stripes found in the presidential seal - a symbol of valor and bravery, according to the White House.More news: Salah denies Egypt coach exit claims: I will win trophies for Liverpool
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