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White House Displays Beautiful Nativity Scene with Baby Jesus

White House Displays Beautiful Nativity Scene with Baby Jesus

To cheers from the audience, Mr. Trump declared, "Now as the president of the United States, it's my tremendous honor to finally wish America and the world a very Merry Christmas". Inside, glistening wintry branches line both sides of an East Wing hallway that leads guests to a tree decorated with the Trump family's official Christmas ornament, a gold-toned bauble featuring the presidential coat of arms surrounded by a wreath of holly.

President Donald Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time Thursday night.

In 2017, that Christmas spirit is now on full display at the White House.

According to the White House Historical Association, "The White House at Christmas traditionally has been a magical place for children", and this year that tradition continued as the First Lady welcomed children of military service members to the White House to make Christmas wreaths. "It says "happy holidays" all over", Donald Trump proclaimed in the past. Trump has vowed to put "Christmas" back at the centre of the holidays. "We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants".

The White House said she personally chose every detail of the decor.

Included in the White House Christmas decorations is a huge 300-pound gingerbread replica of the White House itself, complete with Christmas wreaths in each window.

The holiday celebrations get underway Monday with a party for the volunteer decorators and will continue into December with receptions and parties - sometimes two a day - for the next several weeks, including a party Friday for the news media.

This is the 95th ceremony of ignition of lights, writes The Washington Post.

The White House says 25,000 visitors are expected to take special Christmas tours of the building during the holidays.

One Twitter user pointed out that the dimly lit hallway lined with dead branches painted white looks like the flawless spot to tape a "Stranger Things" scene.


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