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Melania Trump unveils patriotic-themed Christmas decorations

Melania Trump unveils patriotic-themed Christmas decorations

Author and designer Coleen Christian Burke has worked with several First Ladies to bring together their unique vision of Christmas at the White House.

" "The Spirit of America" is shining in the White House!" According to the statement, the State Dining Room, "celebrates America the attractive", with a gingerbread rendition of the South Portico of the White House and landmarks from across the country.

The White House Christmas decorations are here once again, and this year, first lady Melania Trump has selected the familiar theme of patriotism.

You can see more of the decorations in the White House video below.

"'The Spirit of America' is shining in the @WhiteHouse!"

The East Room features Christmas trees topped with gilded eagles, and other decorations inspired by the American flag, a symbol of national pride that hard working Americans are no longer afraid to fly outside their homes thanks to President Donald Trump's courageous leadership.

The East Wing features the Gold Star Family Tree, which the statement says was decorated by Gold Star families.

The gingerbread White House, built from 200 pounds (90 kilograms) of gingerbread and slathered in 25 pounds (11 kilograms) of royal icing and 35 pounds (16 kilograms) of chocolate, showcases the South Portico, including a staircase made using angel hair, fettucine and spaghetti. It is decorated with handmade paper flowers, and the décor on the Blue Room tree pays homage to the distinctive floral emblem of every state and territory.

Mrs. Trump continued her tradition of hanging wreaths on the mansion's exterior windows, 106 in all. She fought back social media criticism of her red White House Christmas trees at the time and said, "it's the 21st Century".

The decorations were installed with the help of volunteers while the Trumps were at Mar-a-Lago over the Thanksgiving holiday period.

Christmas decorations are on display in the East Room at the White House, Dec. 2, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

The Grand Foyer at the White House.

A close-up of a tree in the State Dining Room.