Mrs Trump unveils 2019 Christmas theme and gingerbread White House

Melania Trump has revealed this year’s Christmas theme at the White House is “The Spirit of America”.

In a signed introduction to a souvenir book that visitors will receive as a keepsake, Mr and Mrs Trump and their son Barron write: “We hope you enjoy our tribute to the traditions, customs and history that make our nation great.”

The first lady tweeted a short video of herself walking through the State Floor of the White House, sharing a sneak peek of some of the festive displays on offer and sprinkling fake snow on one of the many Christmas trees decked out with white lights.

A small decorated Christmas tree stands in the Red Room
Image:A small decorated Christmas tree stands in the Red Room
The theme for this year's White House Christmas decorations is the 'Spirit of America'
Image:The theme for this year’s White House Christmas decorations is the ‘Spirit of America’
A military band plays Christmas music in the Grand Foyer at the White House
Image:A military band plays Christmas music in the Grand Foyer at the White House
A miniature Golden Gate Bridge stands next to a gingerbread White House in the State Dining Room
Image:A miniature Golden Gate Bridge stands next to a gingerbread White House in the State Dining Room
Melania Trump has called the display a 'beautiful exhibit of patriotism'
Image:Melania Trump has called the display a ‘beautiful exhibit of patriotism’
The White House expects to host over 30,000 guests
Image:The White House expects to host over 30,000 guests
These Christmas decorations feature in the East Room
Image:These Christmas decorations feature in the East Room

More than 225 volunteers flew in from around the country to help decorate the White House during the Thanksgiving weekend.

The public areas include 58 Christmas trees, more than 2,500 strands of light, over 800 feet of garland and more than 15,000 bows.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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