White House unveils Christmas decorations designed by First Lady

White House Christmas Tree

That's one way to interpret the blood red Christmas trees devoid of any decorations or gifts that line the hallways.

People had a field day with Melania Trump's traditional Christmas walk in 2017, when she presented a picture of snowy white trees.

First lady Melania Trump designed the decorations for the people's house, choosing an "American Treasures" theme meant to showcase a spirit of patriotism.

Just like previous year, Christmas came early for the internet, as people on Twitter couldn't resist joking about the first lady's chosen holiday decor.

White House Christmas
A gingerbread replica of the National Mall on display at the White House | Nicholas Kamm AFP Getty Images

Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said Trump decided "to let the decorations speak for themselves". There are nods to four major cities and their skylines including St. Louis, Chicago, San Francisco and New York City, where Melania and President Donald Trump resided before taking office. Since at least Nancy Reagan's time, the first lady has appeared at the press event for the decorations' unveiling. Shots of "Be Best" branded tree ornaments and a wreath constructed entirely out of promotional pencils serve as a nice reminder of that time the first lady launched a (grammatically awkward) policy initiative created to tackle a vaguely defined spectrum of issues, including childhood bullying and opiate abuse.

Sometimes it wasn't all festive. You can spot other brightly colorful trees in the Vermeil room, where there are trees sparkling with blue and gold. And they expect 30,000 visitors to walk through the halls on holiday tours.

A couple of new traditions for the Trumps were also visible: The Melania Trump "signature wreaths" (pine circles with red bows) that made their debut previous year have returned, displayed on White House exterior windows.

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