Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walked down the steps of the White House’s North Portico. Now This Politics captured the brass sounds of the song Oh, Christmas Tree played by the military band as two top-hatted men drove a team of jingle-belled Clydesdales to the front door of the people’s house, the White House.
Melania Trump tweeted about Christmas at the White House:
‘Planning is underway for this year’s
#Christmas at the @WhiteHouse! There is still a lot of work to be done, but I hope everyone will enjoy our final holiday vision for the People’s House.’
Now This Politics noted this:
‘A WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS: President Trump takes a break from attacking a retired four-star admiral fighting leukemia to oversee the delivery of the White House Christmas tree with First Lady Melania Trump.’
The cargo was a beautiful 19-and-a-half-feet tall evergreen from Mountain Top Fraser Fir farm in Newland, North Carolina. It will stand in the Blue Room.
Mountain Top Fraser Fir farm’s Larry Smith entered the “Grand Champion” in the tree association’s contest last summer. This was his fifth attempt to win. It was a competitive process by the National Christmas Tree Association, which has chosen the official White House tree ever since 1966.
Smith released a statement saying:
‘I feel as though I have finally won the Super Bowl. It’s a great honor to represent the Christmas tree industry by providing the Official White House Christmas Tree in 2018.’
The tradition of the White House Christmas tree dates back to 1889, when President Benjamin Harrison placed the first tree in the Yellow Room and decorated with candles and toys for his grandchildren, according to the White House Historical Association.
The next event comes when Trump pardons the Thanksgiving turkey and, perhaps, a few of his close friends and relatives.
President Trump and the First Lady Participate in the White House Christmas Tree Delivery https://t.co/O6Nr8k1mnu
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 19, 2018
Featured image is a screenshot via the White House Twitter site.