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'Merry Christmas' Returns to the White House: See First Lady Melania Trump's Christmas Decor


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WASHINGTON, D.C. – First Lady Melania Trump unveiled Christmas decorations at the White House.

"The decorations are up!" the first lady tweeted Monday morning. "White House is ready to celebrate! Wishing you a Merry Christmas & joyous holiday season!"

The First Lady's theme is "Time-Honored Traditions." A new touch this year are wreaths that hang from exterior windows with glistening wintry branches lining an East Wing hallway.

A fir tree in the Blue Room is decorated with ornaments from every state and U.S. territory along with a 350-pound gingerbread house which portrays a southern view of the White House.

The Trump family Christmas tree is decorated with a gold-toned bauble featuring the presidential coat of arms surrounded by a wreath of holly.

"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year," says the White House Christmas card, framed on display and signed by President Trump, first lady Melania, and Barron, their 11-year-old son.

The White House said Mrs. Trump personally chose every detail in this year's decorations.

This is the Trump family's first Christmas at the White House.

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Ben Kennedy is an Emmy Award-winning White House correspondent for CBN News in Washington, D.C. He has more than a decade of reporting experience covering breaking news nationwide. He's traveled cross country covering the President and scored exclusive interviews with lawmakers and White House officials. Kennedy spent seven years reporting for WPLG, the ABC affiliate in Miami, Florida. While there he reported live from Kingston, Jamaica, as Hurricane Matthew hit the island. He was the first journalist to interview Diana Nyad moments after her historic swim from Cuba to Key West. He reported