Melania Trump walks through blood red trees as Christmas officially comes to the White House

Manuela Cardiga
Nov 26, 2018
06:06 P.M.

The White House reveals the 2018 Christmas decorations in a video featuring the First Lady.


Every year the excitement mounts as the Festive Season draws near, and every American wants to see the First House decked out in Christmas cheer.

The White House allowed Americans a peek at this year's decor in a minute long video, and several photos were posted by the First Lady Melania Trump on her Twitter account on November 26, 2018.


“This is a joyous time of year when we decorate the White House for the Christmas Season. Our theme honors the heart and spirit of the American people."

Melania Trump, Twitter, November 26, 2018.


The theme for the 2018 Christmas is "American Treasures.” The decorations have details representing places across America. On one mirror there's a cutout of the New York skyline, one of the ornaments represents the Seattle Space Needle. The theme is meant to symbolize national unity and patriotic zeal, according to the White House press release.


Also represented in the Christmas decor, is Melania Trump's "Be Best" public awareness campaign promoting the well-being of children and advocating against drug-use and cyberbullying. The campaigned is represented bt a "be Best" pencil wreath, and tree decorations weith the campaign's logo.

Source: YouTube/The White House

Source: YouTube/The White House



One of the most unusual features seems to be a hall lined with blood-red Christmas trees. This is a complete departure from 2017 when the same hall was decorated with white tree branches. The effect was criticized by detractors as "spooky" and reminiscent of "hell on Earth."

Every window of the White House was festoon with Christmas wreaths, a continuation of a tradition started in 2017 by Melania Trump for the family's first Christmas in their new home.


Every window of the White House was festoon with Christmas wreaths, a continuation of a tradition started in 2017 by Melania Trump for the family's first Christmas in their new home.



The White House was decorated by volunteers while the First Family was in Florida for Thanksgiving. The volunteers followed meticulous instructions and sketches by the White House decorators and the First Lady.

"Thank you to all the volunteers from across our great nation who are working hard to decorate the @whitehouse. Can’t wait to view it all tomorrow night!"

Melania Trump

The results are undeniably striking, and the red trees are likely to start a trend, as Americans start to trim their own trees for Christmas.


Merry Christmas, one and all.


Christmas is all about family and community, and at the center of American society is the First Couple. But how did Donald and Melania Trump meet?


Donald Trump had already been married twice when he met fashion model Melania Knavs at a party at the Kit Kat Club during New York's Fashion Week in 1998. They began dating, and became engaged in 2004, and married a year later.

In 2006, Melania gave birth to Donald's fifth child, Barron. The couple has now been together for 20 years, Donald's longest relationship by far.

Donald was married for the first time to Ivana Zelníčková, a Czech former model and businesswoman, from 1977 to 1992. The divorce was acrimonious and scandalous, with accusations of rape by Ivana. She is the mother of Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka, and Eric Trump.

After his divorce from Ivana, Donald married actress Marla Maples with whom he had been having an affair during his first marriage in 1993. In 1999 the couple divorced. Maples is the mother of Trump's second daughter, Tiffany.

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