White House Unveils New Christmas Decorations Themed 'American Treasures'

November 27, 2018 - 8:57 am

WASHINGTON (WCBS 880/AP) — Christmas is in full swing at the White House.

First lady Melania Trump on Monday revealed the 2018 holiday décor, which featured a theme of “American Treasures.”

Trump deigned the décor herself, including a tree trimmed by Gold Star families, mantelpieces featuring skylines of New York City, St. Louis and San Francisco. You can see the St. Louis tribute at the :19 mark of this video shared by The White House on YouTube:

“Our theme honors the heart and spirit of the American people. Thank you to the many volunteers and staff who worked hard to decorate the halls of the People’s House in Christmas cheer. On behalf of my family, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” the first lady said in a statement.

Also on display are the customary gingerbread house and the traditional White House tree, which stands at 18 feet tall.

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Trump tweeted a video showing her walking among this year's holiday decorations, which also include an ornament emblazoned with the slogan for her child well-being campaign, Be Best.