Photos: Melania Trump hosts children to the first Trump Christmas White House

November 28, 2017 12:11 pm

First lady Melania Trump hosted children to the White House Monday as she walked through a fully-decorated executive mansion, unveiling her vision of a Trump Christmas – simple, yet elegant, with elements of Americana and nature.

The decor in the White House Grand Foyer was simple and natural, with a forest of Christmas trees looking like they had just been covered by a winter snow  

‘She’s beautiful, like an angel!’ one young boy remarked, as the first lady – whose cream-colored belted dress with bell sleeves could have been worn by a tree topper – walked into the East Room to help a group of kids make garland. ‘Are you the first lady?’ another youngster asked. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made sure to note that Melania Trump ‘personally selected and was involved in every detail’ of the decorations unveiled today. Melania Trump entered the holiday festivities by taking the grand staircase, into the foyer, as three ballerinas danced to ‘The Nutcracker Suite,’ in a room filled with faux fur trees glistening with snow.
Feeling festive! The mother-of-one was beaming with joy as she made her way through the decor-filled White House
First lady Melania Trump was told by one of her young guests that she looked 'like an angel' as she invited youngsters to the White House Monday as part of the Christmas decorations reveal
Melania Trump began her tour of the White House Christmas decorations by walking down the Grand Staircase into the Grand Foyer where a trio of ballerinas was performing to the 'Nutcracker Suite,' which was the first White House Christmas theme
What an entrance! First lady Melania walked down the Grand Staircase into the Grand Foyer to be greeted by a trio of ballerinas dancing to a piece from the Nutcracker as she kicked off her holiday tour

The Christmas tree in the Blue Room touches the ceiling, as the 18 foot, 6 inch Wisconsin-grown pine is adorned with ornaments representing all the states and territories, along with blue and gold bows 
The kids in the East Room made garland while telling the first lady that she looked like 'an angel' and giving her a group hug 
Greeted in the East Room, first lady Melania Trump gets a group hug from her young guests, the first batch of Americans who get to see the 2017 White House Christmas decorations 
Melania Trump's East Room visitors were the most excited. With one calling her an 'angel' and each of the children - students from Joint Base Andrews - filing in for a group hug 
Melania can be seen fixing some garland that children from Joint Base Andrews are making as she tours the White House Christmas decorations Monday morning
In the Red Room, decorated with sweets, Melania helped a quartet of youngsters make gum drop trees, while warning them about all the sugar
Melania Trump leans over to assess how the Christmas card decorating is going in the 'Bookseller's' area of the White House's East Wing. That part of the tour featured vintage holiday cards from past administrations 
Next to the Gold Star tree downstairs, Melania asks several of her young visitors to read aloud the letters they wrote for the troops
A photographer kneels and grabs a shot of the Endeavor, Wisconsin-grown tree that was installed in the White House Blue Room 
The Blue Room's Christmas tree stands at 18 feet, 6 inches tall and was brought into the White House last week, via carriage, from growers based out of Endeavor, Wisconsin 
The Grand Foyer and Cross Hall are decorated with the theme, 'The Nutcracker Suite,' in mind, as that was the first theme ever for White House Christmas decorations 
The Grand Foyer and Cross Hall are decorated with a 'Nutcracker Suite' theme - the first the White House ever used - with this year's theme being 'Time-honored Traditions' 
The White House Red Room's tree featured Gingerbread ornaments - as the room itself was decorated with an assortment of candies 
A 'Merry Christmas' banner is hung above the mantle in the White House's Green Room, alongside vintage silhouettes of past presidents 
The East Room was decorated with a number of trees - along with the traditional White House creche, which makes a statement from the middle of the room 

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