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Laura Christensen
December 2, 2017

A press statement from the White House says the decorations were designed by First Lady Melania Trump "with a nod to tradition" and paying "respect to 200 years of holiday traditions at the White House".

The family Christmas card is framed and on display. Nevertheless, Melania has been a busy bee decorating the White House for Christmas.

"So you want to show me how to do it?" she asked after sitting at a table with four students. He presided over the annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree during which he wished his countrymen and people across the world a very merry Christmas. Trump has vowed to put "Christmas" back at the centre of the holidays. For example, he routinely makes the point that we should use the more traditional greeting of "Merry Christmas" over the politically correct "Happy Holidays".

New this year are wreaths hanging from the exterior of every window.

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Even though CNN has said it will not attend the White House Christmas party this year, an administration official has sent invites to the celebration to more than a dozen of the network's off-camera personnel, The Washington Post reports.

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. Fifty-six Lego gingerbread houses, one for each state and US territory, were nestled in the branches of the trees that decorated the State Dining Room.

This year's National Christmas Tree is a Colorado blue spruce from Virginia, ad it was planted on the Ellipse on October 27, 2012, according to Shelby Galvin, public affairs specialist Public Affairs Specialist with the National Parks Service.

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