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First lady goes with classic, traditional Christmas decor

01 December 2017, 06:38 | Kara Nash

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The theme for this year is "Time-Honored Traditions", and included in that is a handsome nativity scene.

Despite apologising for the comments in the run-up to the election a year ago, the President has told allies the voice was not actually his, according to The New York Times.

And Mrs. Trump didn't have to do all the decorating by herself.

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"We want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, have unbelievable holidays and we are now going to light a very handsome tree, and I'll ask our first lady to get ready and maybe we'll do a countdown from 10", the president said from the podium as Melania stood at his side, her hand ready on the switch. "@WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate! If I become president, I guarantee we're going to be saying "Merry Christmas" at every store", he told the crowd.

While most of the decorations appear traditional, one hallway has a more modern, stark display.

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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.

The first lady's office says the decorations are meant to honor traditions of the past.

"Mrs Trump's impeccable style is seen in the beautifully understated decorations and give a great nod to the First Families that came before them", Pickens said.

The holiday celebrating begins later Monday with a party for the volunteer decorators and will continue well into December with receptions and parties - sometimes two a day - for the next several weeks. Trump regularly dismisses the media as "fake news", including in a tweet Monday. There is also a gingerbread house, candy, and arts and crafts for the more than 25,000 visitors expected to pass through during the holiday season.

The President said to the citizens that "every year during christmas time we recognise the spirit of christmas is not what we have, it's about who we are, each one of us is a child of god, that is the true source of joy, this time of the year, that is what makes every christmas merry".

US President Donald Trump has lit the national Christmas tree, located behind the White House, in a ceremony followed by a performance of the 1960s-hit pop band, The Beach Boys.



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