After the decorating was complete, the first lady welcomed children from Joint Base Andrews to the East Room. The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is "Time-Honored Traditions."more +. Wishing you a Merry Christmas & joyous holiday season!"
One added: "Pointless. When @realDonaldTrump sees 'a lovely woman, [he] just start [s] kissing them.' I hear he doesn't 'even wait".
"Nevertheless, critics were quick to call out the furnishings, and were particularly spooked by the all-white, tree lined hallway, likening the scene to flicks like "The Nightmare Before Christmas, ' "The Blair Witch Project" and 'The Shining.' Another juxtaposed a photo of Trump, in her white dress, to a scene featuring Jadis the White Witch from the 'Chronicles of Narnia" franchise".
More than 25,000 visitors are expected to tour the White House for the holidays and the kitchen is ready: 31,000 cookies have been baked, including 15,000 sugar cookies, many of which end up in purses for the trip home.
The wording on the card is notable after Trump stated many times during his campaign his affinity for the phrase "Merry Christmas", rather than "Happy Holidays".
The NCTA has presented the official White House Christmas tree since 1966.
President Trump has pushed back against a report that says his wife Melania was unprepared for the role as first lady, didn't want it and never thought he'd win.
Aside from the decor debacle, the Trump family debuted their holiday greeting card, which included nothing about the "holidays".
"Detail shot of the book volumes that form a Christmas tree in the library at the White House".
During President Barack Obama's final Christmas in office, larger-than-life replicas of family dogs Bo and Sunny greeted visitors in the East Wing.
"The White House Gingerbread House is seen in the State Dining Room".