Melania Trump unveils patriotic-themed Christmas decorations

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The footage begins with Melania opening one of the doors of a giant advent calendar crafted in the shape of the White House.

The video shows the first lady walking through the public floor of the White House amid Christmas trees decked out with white lights.

Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House this year. "I am delighted to share this lovely exhibit of patriotism for all to see, and excited for everyone to experience the beauty of the Christmas season!"

"It is with great joy that our family welcomes you to the White House this holiday season as we celebrate the Spirit of America", President Donald Trump, the first lady and their son, Barron, say in the signed introduction to a souvenir book that visitors will receive as a holiday keepsake.

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"When I travel the country, I am inspired by the hard working people and families that I meet", the first lady said. According to the statement, the State Dining Room, "celebrates America the handsome", with a gingerbread rendition of the South Portico of the White House and landmarks from across the country.

Melania's new design is a stark turnaround from her 2018 Christmas display, which sparked controversy with its heavy use of blood-red Christmas trees.

The Grand Foyer at the White House.

Staff from Windsor castle adjust decorations on a Christmas tree in the Crimson Drawing room. The tree stands over five metres tall and comes from Pennsylvania.

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The White House has been turned into a winter wonderland for Christmas 2019.

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

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.

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