Melania Trump leads 95th annual National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony

01 December, 2017, 06:40 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in the 95th annual national Christmas tree lighting ceremony held by the National Park Service on the Ellipse near the White House

Now President Trump has weighed in. The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is 'Time-Honored Traditions'.

Ballerinas leaping to the strains of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" helped launch Christmas at the White House, featuring a traditional decor that Melania Trump chose for her family's first holiday season in the White House.

"You don't see "merry Christmas" anymore", Trump said during a speech in Missouri on Wednesday afternoon, in which he promoted the GOP's tax reform plan.

Donald Trump continues to peddle conspiracy theories to aides and senators behind closed doors, according to reports. As president, Trump repeated the promise yet again in October 2017 at the Value Voters Summit in Washington, D.C., proclaiming, "We're saying "Merry Christmas" again".

Jennifer Pickens, an expert on White House East Wing traditions, predicted that Mrs Trump's window wreaths will become another tradition that no future first lady will want to end.

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Woods said that Mariah was a miracle "angel" because she became pregnant with Mariah after she had already gotten her tubes tied. Authorities have not released any photos of Woods yet, or said who may have taken her and where they might be headed.

The first lady's office previewed the decorations for journalists on Monday after more than 150 volunteers from 29 states spent 1,600 hours during the long holiday weekend decking the White House halls.

This year marks the 95th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting.

The White House says 25,000 visitors are expected to take special Christmas tours of the building during the holidays.

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".

Some compared it to the warmer, more traditional red, white and green accents seen in the years when former President Barack Obama lived there.

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