Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House

Clay Curtis
December 3, 2019

First Lady Melania Trump unveiled this year's White House Christmas decor, announcing the theme "The Spirit of America", which is a tribute to US traditions, customs and history.

Among the twinkly lights and an array exceptionally-decorated Christmas trees, stands the White House's official tree, which Melania can be seen putting the final touches on in the video.

The East Colonnade is decorated for Christmas at the White House on December 2, 2019.

The traditional gingerbread White House shares its stage with American landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and Golden Gate Bridge.

Additionally, Mrs Trump kept the tradition of a giant White House replica - made from 90 kilograms of gingerbread, with layers and layers of white icing and banisters of the South Portico and Truman Balcony made from raw spaghetti coated black with icing.

First Lady Melania Trump sprinkled imitation snow on a Christmas holiday season decorations, on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. The Red Room is decorated with games, including trees made of White House playing cards bearing the president and first lady's signatures. According to Newsweek, the official switching on of the Christmas tree lights is set to take place on December 5, though the public have yet to see this year's full array of decorations.

Inspired by the American flag, the room's decorations also feature mirrored gold stars and blue and red ribbons.

The Blue Room is again commanded by a towering tree, a 18 ½-foot Douglas fir from a Pennsylvania farm, decorated with flowers representing every state and territory. In the State Dining Room, at the opposite end of the hallway, the decor continues to showcase American design. The makeover features a distinctly more traditional decoration, after last year's controversial remarks from some twitter users about her "comrade red" Christmas trees exhibit.

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A model of the Golden Gate Bridge stood next to a Ginger Bread White House in the State Dining Room. "No matter which state they call home, many Americans share a strong set of values and deep appreciation for the traditions and history of our great nation".

"Thank you to all of the staff and volunteers who worked to make sure the People's House was ready for Christmas", she added.

Chocolate kisses were given out during the 2019 Christmas preview at the White House.

"The Christmas Tree serves as the centerpiece of each year's unique Christmas theme!" tweeted The White House.

"Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year", she wrote in her statement.

Ornament detail on a tree in the East Room.

A feast of fake food, including a glistening turkey and a plate of realistic-looking green beans, sat atop a table in the China Room, "illustrating the joys of family coming together at the holidays", according to the press release.

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