Melania Trump unveils 2019 Christmas decorations – complete with White House themed advent calendar
Melania Trump has debuted this year's White House Christmas decorations on social media – and they do not disappoint.
The First Lady, 49, shared a video of the look on her official Twitter and Instagram accounts earlier today.
This year's display is a homage to "The Spirit of America".
The footage begins with Melania opening one of the doors of a giant advent calendar crafted in the shape of the White House.
This isn't the only mini White House on display, as towards the end of the video Melania adjusts tiny festive wreaths on a gingerbread White House, while bakers look on.
The flag colours (red, white and blue) taking centre-stage, from fire place covered in red roses, the national flower of the United States since 1986, to flag-themed ornaments in the trees, together with festive gold and green.
There are large white star ornaments hanging from the ceiling to represent the star-spangled banner.
The video also includes a nod to the First Lady's own work: a Scrabble ornament which spells out 'Be Best', a homage to her public awareness campaign which centres around well-being for youth, and advocates against cyberbullying and drug use. Continuing on the youth theme, among the Christmas tree ornaments there are also dominos and playing cards with cute animal designs on them.
The tradition of US President's wife decorating the White House for Christmas dates back to First Lady Lou Henry Hoover, who put up the the first official White House Christmas tree in 1929 – and Melania has perpetuated this tradition with a somewhat mixed reception over the years.
This year, it seems her designs have proved popular with social media users.
Beautiful and classic. Thank you, Melania!— Gertrude Lyles (@Gertrude_Lyles) December 2, 2019
It is beautiful. Thank you Melania. And thanks to the many people I know worked very hard to help bring about your vision.— Cat Cat 73 (@CatCas2016) December 2, 2019
Oh wow it is sooo beautiful. Thank you for sharing. May you and your family have a blessed Xmas xxx— Ann Swanepoel (@AnnSwanepoel1) December 2, 2019
Last year, the First Lady was mocked for her choice of red Christmas decorations – people on Twittermocked a video of her walking through the "blood-red trees" , comparing the scene to everything from 'The Handmaid's Tale to ground meat'.
The year before, in 2017, her white and black decorations were compared to the dwelling of Harry Potter's Voldemort.
- This article first appeared on Yahoo