Trump lights National Christmas Tree for first time

Melania Trump decorated the White House for Christmas and the internet thinks it's creepy AF

"The video showed over a dozen occasions of the Obamas publicly sharing such wishes, which came shortly after Trump pledged that the US will celebrate "'merry Christmas' again".

This is the 95th year for the White House holiday tradition.

One pundit is defending Melania Trump after many have dragged her on social media due to the White House Christmas decorations.

The "Time-Honored Traditions" theme, which a White House press release said pays "respect to 200 years of holiday traditions" at the presidential home, features the usual giant Christmas tree and other festive touches. "On behalf of my husband and Barron, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season".

In a move that stunned many in Washington, cable news network CNN opted to skip this year's White House Christmas party.

That's a change from the Obama years when the annual cards offered more generic sentiments of "Season's Greetings" or wishes for happy holidays.

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The 350-pound (160-kilogram) gingerbread house in the State Dining Room offers a view of the White House from the South Lawn, with wreaths on every window and a USA flag flying from its sugary rooftop.

Former US President Ulysses S. Grant signed legislation marking Christmas as a national holiday.

The decorations continue a tradition that dates back decades.

The first lady's office previewed the decorations for journalists on Monday after more than 150 volunteers from 29 states spent 1,600 hours during the long holiday weekend decking the White House halls.

Other decorations, according to BusinessInsider.com include 53 Christmas trees, more than 12,000 ornaments, 18,000 feet of Christmas lights, and 71 wreaths.

A Nativity scene has been on display since 1967, including during the term of President Obama. Each one of us is a child of God.

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