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Melania Trump Shares Time-Lapse Video of How the White House Christmas Tree Was Decked Out

Tichafa Chidzonga
Dec 24, 2019
11:25 A.M.
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Melania Trump gives a rare look into what went on behind the scenes of the White House as staff and volunteers came together to put up the Christmas tree and decorations.


In keeping with the festive spirit, many people came together to help prepare the White House Christmas tree in the mansion's Blue Room.

National Park staff and volunteer's had the honor of lending a hand in hoisting and decorating the 18-foot tree. In the first behind the scenes look in November, the first lady thanked all the people involved.


Only two days before Christmas, Melania Trump gave the public an even closer look into the work that went into erecting the Douglas Fir Christmas tree.

It is reported, the tree was presented to the White House on a horse-drawn carriage on November 25. Currently, it stands as the center-piece for open houses, receptions, and tours for guests coming to view the Christmas decorations.


In the video shared by Melania, it showed a time-lapse of the hours that went into hoisting up the tree with a pully, which was connected to a gold plate on the Blue Room's ceiling.

Once the tree was secured, people came around to string the long line of bright lights around the tree. The ornaments and handmade flowers were added as a final touch.


This year, Melania designed the White House Christmas decorations with the theme: "The Spirit of America." It is a tribute to the history of America, it's traditions and customs. In a tweet, she revealed:

"The Spirit of America" is shining in the @WhiteHouse! I am delighted to share this beautiful exhibit of patriotism for all to see, and excited for everyone to experience the beauty of the #Christmas season!"


There has been no official word on how the first family plan on spending their Christmas. The International Business Times reports, the first family will likely attend an annual midnight mass.

Going to mass is reportedly a tradition the Trump family started before Donald Trump became President.

Melania Trump waits by a horse and carriage as she receives the 2019 White House Christmas Tree at the North Portico of the White House, on November 25, 2019, in Washington, DC | Source: Alex Wong/Getty Images

It has not been announced if the rest of the family will be joining Melania, Barron, and Donald at the White House. However, Melania also has the tradition of spending christmas morning bonding with her son.