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OffbeatMelania Trump didn’t show up to explain her Christmas decorations. So what about those red trees?

17:15  27 november  2018
17:15  27 november  2018 Source:   msn.com

White House set to welcome official Christmas tree

White House set to welcome official Christmas tree The holiday season will officially kick off at the White House Monday when President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump receive the 2018 White House Christmas tree. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The tree will arrive at the North Portico of the White House by horse and carriage, continuing an annual tradition. This year's tree, standing 19-and-a-half-feet tall, hails from Mountain Top Frasier Fir in Newland, North Carolina, and will be displayed in the Blue Room.

So what about those red trees ? First lady Melania Trump skipped the traditional press preview of the White House holiday decorations Monday, tweeting out a 56-second video of herself wandering through the glittery, dressed- up rooms in a dark coat and boots.

So what about those red trees ? 17:15 27 november 2018. First lady Melania Trump skipped the traditional press preview of the White House holiday decorations Monday, tweeting out a 56-second video of herself wandering through the glittery, dressed- up rooms in a dark coat and boots.

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First lady Melania Trump skipped the traditional press preview of the White House holiday decorations Monday, tweeting out a 56-second video of herself wandering through the glittery, dressed-up rooms in a dark coat and boots.

Was she upstairs baking Star Sugar Cookies using her recipe, which appears in the official White House holiday printed program?

Melania Trump Has Unveiled the 2018 White House Christmas Decorations

Melania Trump Has Unveiled the 2018 White House Christmas Decorations For the White House Christmas 2018 decorations, Melania Trump has decked the White House halls with the patriotic theme “American Treasures” recognizing America’s “unique heritage.” require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); “This is a joyous time of year when we decorate the White House for the Christmas Season,” the First Lady said in a statement of the approach to her second Christmas at the White House. “Our theme honors the heart and spirit of the American people.

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So what about those red trees ? By Jura Koncius / The Washington Post. Pencils with Melania Trump 's Be Best initiative logo make up a wreath in the Red Room of the White House in Christmas has arrived at the White House for 2018 as first lady Melania Trump unveiled the holiday decor .

Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said Trump decided “to let the decorations speak for themselves.”

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Members of the media were invited on a brisk 30-minute, self-guided tour through the holiday wonderland of more than 20,000 feet of lights and 12,000 bows, put up over the past few days with the help of 225 volunteers. Official theme: American Treasures. The color red was big, appearing in a dramatic forest of 40 towering crimson topiary trees in the East Colonnade and on 14,000 ornaments in the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall.

The first lady’s office described the red motif: “The choice of red is an extension of the pales, or stripes found in the presidential seal designed by our Founding Fathers. It is a symbol of valor and bravery.”

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Christmas decorations at the White House – in pictures. “So, for example, we have a green Christmas tree , that ’s about nature – and the best that nature has to offer ‘The red trees ‘disrupt’ what we think of as the meaning of Christmas ,’ said Dr Susan Painter, a founder of design psychology.

First Lady Melania Trump unveiled the White House’s Christmas décor on Monday and – for the second year in While the first lady was criticized for last year’s all-white theme, the patriotic red used this season has been equally condemned, with many detractors claiming it looks like the

However, the unconventional grove of red trees evoked an immediate reaction online. They were described as scary and ominous and referred to as the “hallway of Yuletide murders” and “the avenue of blood red trees.”

Green Room decorations celebrate the country’s harvest and include fruits, grains and vegetables, including aptly colored artichokes and tomatoes, which were artfully arranged on mantels and antique tabletops. The East Room featured mantel pieces trimmed with silhouetted skylines of New York, St. Louis, Chicago and San Francisco. The China Room presented table settings of three state dinners, including the Trump administration’s sole such soiree for the president of France.

“This is a joyous time of year when we decorate the White House for the Christmas season,” the first lady said in an official statement. “Our theme honors the heart and spirit of the American people. ... On behalf of my family, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

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Red is also the color of Danish Christmas trees infected by a mysterious disease, Noack writes. If this imagery has failed to put you in the holiday mood, take heart that the White House Melania Trump didn ’ t show up to explain her spooky Christmas decorations . So what about those red trees ?

Red trees for Christmas — decorations optional — are not uncommon during the holidays, even if they are a break with traditional green. People had a field day with Melania Trump ’s traditional Christmas walk in 2017, when she presented a picture of snowy white trees .

On the second year of Trump Christmas, the first lady decided not to appear in person to unveil the work of her staff and volunteers, a gig first ladies since at least as far back as Nancy Reagan made a part of their official White House duties.

Over the years, first ladies have appeared in blinking Christmas tree pins and emerald green dresses. Some served long buffet tables of artisan cheeses, lamb chops and spiked eggnog that would be on the menus of that year’s holiday parties. Sometimes the artist of the official White House Christmas card would be introduced, or the White House chief florist would be around to answer questions.

Sometimes it wasn’t all festive. Facing reporters at the 1986 media preview of holiday decorations, Reagan denied that she and President Ronald Reagan had been bickering over whether Chief of Staff Donald Regan should be fired.

At the 1991 preview, Helen Thomas, longtime White House correspondent for United Press International, asked Barbara Bush how she thought the economic “depression” (a word never uttered at the White House) would affect Christmas 1991. “I hope it will make people think of others and give more to people in need,” said the first lady.

A Texas family says 911 was called over their hyper-realistic Christmas decorations

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After people dragged Melania Trump 's selection of White House Christmas decorations she came to their defense, explaining they look beautiful in person. First lady Melania Trump responds to critiques of her red Christmas trees : "We are in 21st century and everybody has a different taste.

First lady Melania Trump 's Christmas decorations include red trees and a wreath made out of sharpened "Be Best" pencils. At least that 's how a bunch of Twitter users are describing Melania Trump 's 2018 holiday furnishings. On Monday, Trump unveiled the White House's Christmas decor

At a Clinton holiday preview at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Hillary Clinton fielded questions in front of the Blue Room tree. When asked about an allegation from Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) that a quarter of White House staffers had used drugs before coming to work there, she deemed the accusation “unfair” and said she was sure the White House chief of staff would respond.

During her years in the White House, Michelle Obama appeared at the holiday decor unveiling with her dogs for photos but did not take questions from reporters.

At last year’s media event, Trump in an off-white dress and gold stilettos made a dramatic entrance down the stairs into the White House’s Grand Foyer to the tune of “The Nutcracker Suite” as ballerinas danced around her. Although she didn’t speak to reporters, she wandered through the decorated rooms interacting with schoolchildren and was available for photo ops.

This holiday season, the White House will host 100 December open houses and receptions, the same as last year. And they expect 30,000 visitors to walk through the halls on holiday tours.

A couple of new traditions for the Trumps were also visible: The Melania Trump “signature wreaths” (pine circles with red bows) that made their debut last year have returned, displayed on White House exterior windows. At the end of the media tour, reporters were handed small custom green-and-red boxes of Hershey’s Kisses, the official token of Christmas at the White House 2018.

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