Melania Trump skips unveiling of White House Christmas decorations

Topiary trees line the East colonnade during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington Monday Nov. 26 2018. Christmas has arrived at the White House

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"It is a symbol of valor and bravery", said the first lady's office, which is customarily responsible for the decor, in a statement.

Melania Trump posted a video on Twitter.

They include an ornament emblazoned with the slogan for her child well-being campaign, Be Best.

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Sure, all those comparisons work, but for me the crimson trees evoke the red curtains in the Black Lodge, and with them, all the confusion and dread Agent Dale Cooper must have felt while trapped in it for 25 years. The sunny hallway is lined with two columns of pine trees that are solid red and lack decorations. This year's theme is "American Treasures", which honors the unique heritage of America. "On behalf of my family, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year".

First Lady Melania Trump unveiled the 2018 White House Christmas decorations on Monday, and the internet is predictably all over one aspect of this year's festive additions: those red trees.

The official White House Christmas Tree, situated in the Blue Room, is 18 feet tall and adorned with over 500 feet of blue velvet ribbon embroidered in gold with each state and territory. Although she didn't speak to reporters, she wandered through the decorated rooms interacting with schoolchildren and was available for photo ops. The traditional White House gingerbread house was made from 525 pounds of gingerbread dough and depicted the entire Washington Mall.

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