First Lady Melania Trump has been praised for bringing grace and elegance to the Trump White House. This has carried on into the holiday season and shows how proud the Trump Family is of their faith and their esteemed positions.
Melania Trump has gone all out for the Trump Family’s first Christmas in the White House. In a video posted to the first lady’s Twitter account Monday, the elaborate Christmas decorations were debuted. Along with many lighted Christmas trees, garlands, and ribbons, the Trump Family included the historical White House Nativity scene.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 27, 2017
This Christmas marks the 50th anniversary of the Nativity scene’s inclusion in the White House Christmas decorations. The Nativity scene appears in the video, but it’s unclear where the Trump Family has chosen to feature it. The Obama Family previously displayed the Nativity scene in the East Room.
According to an official White House statement, Mrs. Trump’s chosen Christmas theme is “Time-Honored Traditions,” intended to pay homage to 200 years of White House holiday traditions. She was reportedly involved in “every detail” of the decorations.
At a Values Voter Summit last month, President Trump promised: “We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values.” He continued: “You know we’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don’t talk about anymore. They don’t use the word ‘Christmas’ because it’s not politically correct. You go to department stores and they’ll say ‘Happy New Year’ or say other things and it will be red. They’ll have it painted but they don’t say — guess what, we’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”
The Trump Family took the sentiment seriously. Far from the “Season’s Greetings” messages on the Obama White House Christmas cards, the Trump Family elected for Christmas cards bearing “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
More than 25,000 people are expected to tour the White House during the holiday season. The Christmas decorating took more than 150 volunteers from 29 states, for a total of 1,600 hours of work. The decorations included 71 wreaths and 53 Christmas trees, along with 18,000 lights sprawling throughout the White House to turn it into a winter wonderland.
Also to add cheer and happiness to the season was a live ballet performance of The Nutcracker, the baking of more than 31,000 Christmas cookies, and a 300-pound gingerbread replica of the White House.
Mrs. Trump also continued the 51-year tradition of welcoming the horse-drawn carriage delivery of the White House Christmas tree, which was decorated and displayed in the Blue Room.
Mrs. Trump welcomed school children who were invited during the ceremony for the unveiling of the White House Christmas decorations. Upon seeing her, the children hugged the First Lady, one commenting, “She seriously looks like an angel.” The First Lady then crafted Christmas ornaments and garland alongside the children in the State Dining Room.
First Lady Melania Trump included the White House nativity in the Christmas decorations she debuted. Will Democrats and the media criticize her for including it?
As expected, the decorations and Mrs. Trump’s efforts have been criticized by the Left, who attempted to tarnish the display of traditions.
It is refreshing to see the beautiful display honoring the values of Christian Americans so cherished by the Trump Family. If this first Christmas tradition indicates anything about the Trump administration, it is that Christian values will never be suppressed in favor of “inclusivity.”