What do the White House Christmas decorations look like?

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"On behalf of my family, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year". The theme of this year's decorations is "American Treasures: Christmas at the White House".

The tree was presented by Larry Smith, the victor of the National Christmas Tree Contest.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. More than 500 feet of blue velvet ribbon weaves through the tree, embroidered with each State and territory in gold. There are more than 75 different trees on display at the White House this year. For the first time in half a century, the creepiest thing about the East Wing wasn't the gauzy, eerie portrait of Jackie Kennedy. This tree honors veterans and the military and was decorated by Gold Star families - relatives of those who have lost a loved one while they were serving in the military. Visitors are encouraged to write messages to their loved ones who are on duty or overseas with provided digital tablets.

The 18-foot official White House Christmas tree stands tall in the center of the Blue Room. Seventy-two handmade paper ornaments representing six regions across the nation adorn four 14-foot fir trees.

Throughout the White House, the color red plays a significant role as more than 14,000 red ornaments hang from 29 trees. "It's a symbol of valor and bravery".

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For many, the holidays provide a season to be jolly.

The East Room focuses on "diversity and ingenuity of American architecture and design with four custom mantelpieces showcasing the skylines of New York City, St. Louis, Chicago, and San Francisco".

In that room, guests find the First Family Christmas card and ornament.

Melania and Donald Trump pictured last week at the White House. These include a massive gingerbread replica of the National Mall on display in the State Dining Room.

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