- The Trump family is getting ready to celebrate their first Christmas in the White House, and first lady Melania Trump has already decked the halls. "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year", says the card signed by President Donald Trump, the first lady and Barron, their 11-year-old son.
The first lady's office previewed the decorations for journalists on Monday before welcoming students from a nearby military base in Maryland to see the decorations and try some holiday-themed arts and crafts, such as building gumdrop trees and decorating garland. The tradition began in 1923 with President Calvin Coolidge and takes place in President's Park, just south of the White House.
Johnson works in the Pineville-Bell County Public Library.
The White House Christmas Party kicks off at 2 p.m. Friday.
This year's theme is "Time-Honored Traditions".
And Mrs. Trump didn't have to do all the decorating by herself.
And that wish for a Merry Christmas, was proclaimed loud and proud, all the way down to this year's official Christmas cards.
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New this year are wreaths hanging from the exterior of every window.
The decorations continue a tradition that dates back decades.
Trump, who personally selected the decor, says she wanted to make the White House feel like home over the holidays.
One Twitter user pointed out that the dimly lit hallway lined with dead branches painted white looks like the flawless spot to tape a "Stranger Things" scene.
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