First lady Melania Trump is set to unveil the White House’s holiday decor on Monday, marking the Trump family’s first Christmas in the White House.
The first lady received a tree on Monday along with first son Barron Trump and has shared several sneak peeks of the Christmas decor on social media. One key element that has yet to be revealed is a Nativity scene, the White House confirmed on Saturday.
Here’s a look at what this holiday season involves at the White House:
50th anniversary of Nativity scene display
The first lady’s office confirmed to The Hill that the White House will display a Nativity scene honoring the birth of Jesus Christ.
Rumors have circulated online that the scene was not displayed during the Obama administration. Snopes debunked this claim, however, citing a photo of the Nativity scene on display in the White House’s East Room in 2016 during the Obama administration.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the scene’s display at the White House.
First lady adds her own touch on the decorations
The first lady welcomed this year’s official White House Christmas tree on Monday, a 19-and-a-half-foot Balsam fir from Wisconsin.
The Chapman family, who also presented the White House Christmas tree in 1998 and 2003, presented this year’s tree.
The family was chosen as part of the 2017 national tree contest, hosted by the National Christmas Tree Association.
Trump continued the 51-year-old tradition of welcoming the tree, which was pulled up by a horse-drawn carriage to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave….