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Kentucky woman helps with White House Christmas Decorations

02 December, 2017, 00:36 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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The last eight years of official White House Christmas cards all neglected to mention Christmas, President Obama opting instead for all-inclusive terms such as "Seasons Greetings". Mrs. Trump has also invited children and students from a nearby military base to come see the decorations and work on holiday arts and crafts.

During his campaign, Trump had promised that, when he was elected, people would be saying "Merry Christmas again", a reference to what he characterized as the country's obsession with political correctness. "@WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate!"

President Donald Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time Thursday night. The dancers echoed the first themed Christmas at the White House, Jacqueline Kennedy's "Nutcracker Suite" in 1961. Trump has vowed to put "Christmas" back at the centre of the holidays. In Trump's view, the move toward the use of the more inclusive "happy holidays" phrase minimized the Christian celebration.

The 350-pound (160-kilogram) gingerbread house in the State Dining Room offers a view of the White House from the South Lawn, with wreaths on every window and a USA flag flying from its sugary rooftop.

Included in the White House Christmas decorations is a huge 300-pound gingerbread replica of the White House itself, complete with Christmas wreaths in each window.




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 USA territory.

Trump, who personally selected the decor, says she wanted to make the White House feel like home over the holidays.

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

One Twitter user pointed out that the dimly lit hallway lined with dead branches painted white looks like the ideal spot to tape a "Stranger Things" scene.

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