New this year are wreaths hanging from the exterior of every window.
And Mrs. Trump didn't have to do all the decorating by herself.
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Somebody responded that "this whole administration" gives them those feelings, and another joked that the first lady's "feelings of gloom [and] doom" from being married to President Donald Trump are seeping out.
US President Donald Trump, joined by First Lady Melania, presided over the annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree during which he wished his countrymen and people across the world a very merry Christmas.
In a video the First Lady posted on Twitter, viewers can see the nativity scene, which shows Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus with a crown, as well as other stunning Christmas decorations. "Melania Trump tweeted, "@WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate!
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Harry himself was christened there in 1984, so by the rules of the Church of England, he can be married there. The couple will undertake their first joint engagement on Friday with a visit to Nottingham.
The family Christmas card is framed and on display, along with cards from past presidents. "If I become president, I guarantee we're going to be saying "Merry Christmas" at every store", he told the crowd. The White House said Mrs Trump chose every detail of the decor and did a final check late Sunday after returning from the family's Thanksgiving at their estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
The holiday celebrating begins later Monday with a party for the volunteer decorators and will continue well into December with receptions and parties - sometimes two a day - for the next several weeks. Each one of us is a child of God.
The National Christmas Tree will be lit during a ceremony that starts at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, at the White House.
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The House would keep individuals' state and local property tax deduction, which the Senate bill would eliminate. Trump met at the White House with Ryan and McConnell, where he was upbeat about the prospects for the tax bill.
Some compared it to the warmer, more traditional red, white and green accents seen in the years when former President Barack Obama lived there. There is also a gingerbread house, candy, and arts and crafts for the more than 25,000 visitors expected to pass through during the holiday season.