Melania Trump unveils White House Christmas decorations

First Lady Melania Trump Reveals Christmas 2018 at the White House

First lady Melania Trump designed the decorations for the people's house, choosing an "American Treasures" theme meant to showcase a spirit of patriotism.

It was instant meme material.

Unveiled today, the decorations drew immediate comparisons to the "blood hallway" sequence in the iconic horror film "The Shining", as well as at least one scene in "The Handmaid's Tale", Netflix's dystopian epic about female repression.

The more we look at it, the more this appears the case.




This year's official theme for the White House decorations is "American Treasures", and decorations include hundreds of trees and ornaments of all sizes to celebrate America's cities, states, and citizens. "The choice of red is an extension of the pales, or stripes, found in the presidential seal designed by our Founding Fathers", the White House statement reads.

Mrs. Trump tweeted a video showing her walking among this year's holiday decorations, which also include an ornament emblazoned with the slogan for her child well-being campaign, Be Best. "I hope it will make people think of others and give more to people in need", said the first lady.

A couple of new traditions for the Trumps were also visible: The Melania Trump "signature wreaths" (pine circles with red bows) that made their debut past year have returned, displayed on White House exterior windows. But Melania Trump made a decision to sit this one out.

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