(I believe the words "hell on earth" were even tossed around.) So the White House really had to step up the decorating game this year to please the American people. She adds that she's "delighted to share this lovely exhibit of patriotism for all to see".
As always, the general public gets to experience Melania Trump's big Christmas unveiling via a video in which the famously private and taciturn first lady walks through whatever Calvin Klein commercial is playing in her mind and silently appraises random ornaments, wreaths, and origami stars hanging from the ceiling.
Among the twinkly lights and an array exceptionally-decorated Christmas trees, stands the White House's official tree, which Melania can be seen putting the final touches on in the video. Last year, she showed off images of blood-red Christmas trees lining the halls, sending Twitter into a horrified tizzy.
This year's gingerbread house features the White House and iconic American landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge in California, the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, South Dakota's Mount Rushmore, The Alamo in Texas, the Gateway Arch of St. Louis, the Liberty Bell in Philidelphia, and New York City's Statue of Liberty. Thank you to all of the staff and volunteers who worked to make sure the People's House was ready for Christmas.
Meanwhile, patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House in the US.
Christmas decor is shown at the White House in this image from video released on December 1, 2019.
The Blue Room is again commanded by a towering tree, a Douglas fir from a Pennsylvania farm, decorated with flowers representing every state and territory.