“‘The Spirit of America’ is shining at the White House! I am delighted to share this beautiful exhibit of patriotism for all to see, and excited for everyone to experience the beauty of the Christmas season!” — First Lady Melania Trump
Sharply criticized in the past by a press corp eager to insult everything from her choice of baby name to her Christmas coat, First Lady Melania Trump has left her detractors little to criticize about this year’s White House Christmas decorations.
After months of planning, the seasonal decorations are a treat for a nation reeling after a year of political turmoil and bitter partisan bickering.
With sparkle and the brilliance of a thousand points of light, this year’s lavish decorations reflect optimism and hope for the coming year.
In previous years, the First Lady has been soundly lampooned on late night television and on the internet over the perceived starkness of some of her holiday decoration choices.
This year is different.
With historical homages to former First Ladies, and thoughtful details in every nook and cranny, the charm of “The Spirit of America” shines through in every room.
Though First Lady Melania Trump deserves much of the credit, she certainly couldn’t have done it all alone.
The unsung heroes of the Holiday season at the White House are, as ever, the corp of volunteers tasked with executing the First Lady’s vision for the Christmas and Hanukkah decorations.
To them and to First Lady Melania Trump, the nation owes a nod of gratitude. Making the Christmas season a little merrier and brighter is most welcome.
(contributing writer, Brooke Bell)