•   
  •   
  •   

US Trump lights the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.

05:35  06 december  2019
05:35  06 december  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

Melania Trump unveils patriotic-themed Christmas decorations

  Melania Trump unveils patriotic-themed Christmas decorations After two years of criticism, Melania Trump unveils patriotic (and safe) Christmas decorations at the White House.The theme appeared to be a safer choice than in previous years, which included blood-red trees mocked for looking like something out of "The Handmaid's Tale.

The National Christmas Tree is a large evergreen tree located in the northeast quadrant of The Ellipse near the White House in Washington , D . C . Each year since 1923

President Trump and the first lady Melania Trump light the National Christmas Tree in Washington D . C . The lighting took place at The Ellipse near the White House.

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree on Thursday night at the Ellipse in President's Park in front of the White House. Those interested in catching a glimpse of the tree — adorned with 50,000 lights and 450 giant white star ornaments — have until January 1.

Mr. Trump, in a brief remark on stage, thanked the nation's armed forces and first responders.

Rockefeller Center tree lighting: Jon Bon Jovi, Gwen Stefani and Billy Porter sleigh it

  Rockefeller Center tree lighting: Jon Bon Jovi, Gwen Stefani and Billy Porter sleigh it It wasn't a silent night at Rockefeller Center during the 87th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.NBC’s biggest stars were on hand in New York Wednesday for the 87th annual lighting ceremony of the "most famous Christmas tree in the world," said "Today" host Al Roker, including "The Voice" coaches Gwen Stefani and John Legend, members of the "Saturday Night Live" cast and legendary rocker Jon Bon Jovi.

First Lady Melania Trump Receives the 2019 White House Christmas Tree - Продолжительность: 0:28 The White House 53 185 просмотров.

President Trump will light the National Christmas Tree on Thursday night at the Ellipse in President's Park in front of the White House. This year, a 30-foot Colorado blue spruce from Palmyra, Pennsylvania, will be the star of the show, CBS Washington , D . C ., affiliate WUSA-TV reports.

"At Christmas we remember this eternal truth: Every person is a beloved child of God. As one grateful nation we praise the joy of family, the blessings of freedom and the miracle of Christmas. On behalf of Melania and our entire family, Merry Christmas and God bless you all," the president said.

The event included performances from singers Jessie James Decker, Spensha Baker, Colton Dixon and Chevel Shepherd, as well as a performance from Max Impact, "the premier rock band of the United States Air Force," and the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, The United States Marine Band and West Tennessee Youth Chorus.

The beloved tradition of the National Christmas Tree lighting began more than 90 years ago with former President Calvin Coolidge, according to the National Park Service. On Christmas Eve in 1923, Coolidge lit up a 48-foot Balsam Fir from Vermont decorated with 2,500 electric bulbs in red, white and green.

Taylor Swift releases new song 'Christmas Tree Farm' with home video montage — watch now

  Taylor Swift releases new song 'Christmas Tree Farm' with home video montage — watch now Taylor Swift releases new song Christmas Tree Farm with home video montageOn Friday, Taylor Swift released a festive new song, “Christmas Tree Farm,” just in time for the holiTay season. To accompany the track, Swift also unveiled a music video full of old home movies of the pop star and her family, which you can view above.

President Trump continues to divide and spread fear during the holiday season. © 1996-2019 The Washington Post. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

The lighting of the National Christmas Tree is Thursday, and to keep the tradition rolling as smoothly as possible, we’ d like to remind you that this annual grand event on the Ellipse is going to create nightmarish traffic downtown at the height of the afternoon rush. The event, dating back to Christmas

Donald Trump in a suit and tie: U.S. President Donald Trump and Mrs. Trump participate in 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Washington© JIM YOUNG / REUTERS U.S. President Donald Trump and Mrs. Trump participate in 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Washington
  • Melania Trump officially unveils the 2019 White House Christmas decorations

This year, a 30-foot Colorado blue spruce from Palmyra, Pennsylvania, is the star of the show, CBS Washington, D.C., affiliate WUSA-TV reports. This is the first time the spruce has ever been lit, as the previous tree — a Colorado blue spruce from Virginia — was damaged last year when a man tried to climb it four days before Christmas.

The 2019 spruce was planted in D.C. in late October and has been under the care of the National Park Service.

The walkway surrounding the National Christmas Tree at the Ellipse features 56 state and territory trees decorated with handmade ornaments that are unique to each tree, according to the National Park Service.

The tree will light up daily at approximately 4:30 p.m. and turn off promptly at 10 pm Sunday-Thursday, and 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

A stage at the Ellipse will host free 30-minute concerts and dance performances from December 11-15 and December 17-22.



Johnny Galecki to Develop 'Vacation' Spinoff TV Show 'The Griswolds' for HBO Max .
"Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki is developing a new take on Warner Bros.' "Vacation" franchise, setting up a TV series based on the Griswold family at HBO Max. "The Griswolds," for which Galecki currently serves only as an executive producer on, will explore the daily lives of the Griswolds in the suburbs of modern-day Chicago. The half-hour comedy currently has a script development deal. The project is produced by Galecki's Alcide Bava"The Griswolds," for which Galecki currently serves only as an executive producer on, will explore the daily lives of the Griswolds in the suburbs of modern-day Chicago. The half-hour comedy currently has a script development deal.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!