A couple of months before the unveiling of the decorations, Melania was heard saying in secretly recorded tapes, "...who gives a f*** about the Christmas stuff and decorations?"
Step out of your house today and you might start singing: "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..."
Even the most important address in the US, the White House, is looking super-Christmasy now after Melania Trump unveiled the Christmas decorations for this year's festivities. With this season being the last Christmas that Melania and Donald Trump will be spending at the White House, the theme this year—"America the Beautiful"—is a "tribute to the majesty of our great Nation," the first lady wrote on Twitter.
"During this special time of the year, I am delighted to share 'America the Beautiful' and pay tribute to the majesty of our great Nation," Melania said on Twitter. "Together, we celebrate this land we are all proud to call home."
The first lady also said that volunteers from across the country helped decorate the White House, where the rooms and hallways now have twinkling lights and ribbons, and the official White House Christmas tree proudly stands at a height of 18 feet in the Blue Room.
This weekend, volunteers from all across America have come to decorate the @WhiteHouse for the holiday season. Thank you for your time, enthusiasm & devotion to make sure the spirit of peace & joy fill the historic rooms & halls of the People’s House! #WHChristmas pic.twitter.com/k1VAqCpCgk— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 28, 2020
"I am excited to announce this year’s White House holiday theme, ‘America the Beautiful,'" said Melania in a statement released by the White House. "Over the past four years I have had the honor to travel to some of our nation’s most beautiful landmarks and meet some of the most compassionate and patriotic American citizens. From coast to coast, the bond that all Americans share is an appreciation for our traditions, values, and history, which were the inspiration behind the decorations this year."
"Thank you to all of the staff and volunteers who worked to make sure the People’s House was ready for the holiday season. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year."
While the decorations this year are akin to the traditional ornaments and trinkets we are used to seeing during the holiday season, there were some decorations that Melania revealed in the past that looked like they were taken straight out of the set of a horror movie.
According to The Guardian, the White House was lined up with some 40 blood-red trees in 2018 that made people think of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, which is the story of a dystopian society.
Melania's Christmas decorations look like they're straight out of the Shining pic.twitter.com/mVMY7yuxIZ— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) November 26, 2018
Here Melania- someone fixed the red trees for you! pic.twitter.com/bToSYTL4V6— Tiny Dancer (@ReelDancing) November 26, 2018
A part of the decorations from the year before that also got a similar reaction.
Why do the White House Christmas decorations look like the stick labyrinth at the end of Season 1 of True Detective pic.twitter.com/jl0mHJjgRb— Tatered (@tatered) November 27, 2017
why do the White House Christmas decorations look like Voldemort is about to come back pic.twitter.com/nF0GxCaxUq— Kate Gray (@hownottodraw) November 27, 2017
After the Christmas decorations for 2020 were revealed, Twitter users did not hold back this year, and they got #MelaniaHatesChristmas to start trending on Twitter.
What fueled the #MelaniaHatesChristmas hashtag was Melania's comments on Christmas, which were recently revealed through secretly recorded tapes from 2018. The tapes were recorded by a former friend and senior adviser to the first lady, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who shared the 2018 tapes with CNN in October, 2020.
"I'm working ... my a** off on the Christmas stuff, that you know, who gives a f*** about the Christmas stuff and decorations? But I need to do it, right?" Melania could be heard saying on the tape.
She was also heard saying, "OK, and then I do it and I say that I'm working on Christmas and planning for the Christmas and they said, 'Oh, what about the children that they were separated?' Give me a f****** break."
If Melania really hates Christmas, she might be glad this is the last time she will have to put up the charade in the White House.