Kentucky woman helps with White House Christmas Decorations

Christmas is finally taking over the White House lawn this week as the President and First Lady took part in lighting the National Christmas tree.

The new cards, signed by Barron, Melania and President Trump read "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year".

Inside of the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall, the decor was inspired by the "Nutcracker Suite" theme of the 1961 White House holiday decorations, with several Christmas trees coated with crystal ornaments and faux snow inside.

During his campaign, trump promised that if he becomes President, will return to America in the form of the greeting "merry Christmas".

This is the 95th year for the White House holiday tradition.

Johnson works in the Pineville-Bell County Public Library.

In 2017, that Christmas spirit is now on full display at the White House. Mrs. Trump tweeted Monday morning. Perhaps President Trump has taken to wearing novelty reindeer socks?

The decorations continue a tradition that dates back decades.

The record for the number of trees in the White House was held for many years by the Eisenhower administration when 26 trees filled every floor of the house.

Trump, who personally selected the decor, says she wanted to make the White House feel like home over the holidays.

This year's National Christmas Tree is a Colorado blue spruce from Virginia, ad it was planted on the Ellipse on October 27, 2012, according to Shelby Galvin, public affairs specialist Public Affairs Specialist with the National Parks Service. More than 25,000 visitors are expected to tour the White House for the holidays and the kitchen is ready: a total of 31,000 cookies have been baked, including 15,000 sugar cookies. Fifty-six Lego gingerbread houses, one for each state and USA territory, were nestled in the branches of the trees that decorated the State Dining Room.

  • Jon Douglas