How Tall Is the 2018 White House Christmas Tree?

27 November, 2018, 00:33 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • President Trump and first lady Melania Trump light the tree at the 95th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse

A recently published video on the FLOTUS Twitter account reveals a White House awash with red and whites alongside elegant, yet subtle, homages to America's "unique heritage", from the Space Needle in Seattle to the Gateway Arch of St. Louis.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the West Wing. "Our theme honors the heart and spirit of the American people".

"This home, held in trust for all Americans, displays the many splendours found across our great Nation", the White House said in a statement. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Topiary trees line the East colonnade during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Decorated by families of fallen service members, the Gold Star Family tree is adorned with gold stars and ribbon. "Gold stars and patriotic ribbon decorate the tree and visitors are encouraged to write messages to their loved ones who are on duty or overseas on the digital tablets provided". In the East Room are four 14-foot trees displaying 72 handmade paper ornaments representing the six different regions of America. That's because the tree needs to reach the ceiling of the Blue Room.

The Trump family Christmas card and ornament are in the East Garden Room, while the White House Historical Association's 2018 ornament honoring President Truman is in the library.


Others felt pity for the first lady.

Upon entering the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall, guests see more than 14,000 red ornaments handing from 29 trees.

The East Room, according to the White House, is meant to showcase the "diversity and ingenuity of American architecture and design", which was done with four custom mantelpieces. "For the 51st year, the White House Crèche will also be on display". "It's a symbol of valour and bravery", the statement said.

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