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Donald Trump lights National Christmas Tree for first time

Donald Trump lights National Christmas Tree for first time”

"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year", says the card signed by President Donald Trump, the first lady and Barron, their 11-year-old son.

US President Donald Trump, joined by First Lady Melania, lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. Since 1966, the National Christmas Tree Association has been holding a competition for the official White House Blue Room tree. Grover Cleveland was the first to use electric lights on a family Christmas tree, in 1894.

"I told you about Christmas".

"With Trump as your president, we are going to be celebrating "merry Christmas" again and it's going to be done with a big, handsome tax cut", he continued. Perhaps President Trump has taken to wearing novelty reindeer socks?

Among the Christmas, standards are an 18-by-6-foot (5.5-by-1.8-meter) Balsam fir from Wisconsin in the traditional spot in the Blue Room, decorated with ornaments bearing the seals of every state and USA territory. "We will send a White House reporting team to the event and report on it if news warrants".

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Jennifer Pickens, an expert on White House East Wing traditions, predicted that Mrs Trump's window wreaths will become another tradition that no future first lady will want to end.

We can just imagine the festive spirit going on in the White House. She did a final check late Sunday after returning from the family's Thanksgiving at their home in Palm Beach, Florida.

And Calvin Coolidge was the first president to preside over the National Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse, in 1923.

One Twitter user pointed out that the dimly lit hallway lined with dead branches painted white looks like the ideal spot to tape a "Stranger Things" scene.



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