Holiday grinches blast First Lady's Christmas decorations

In Trump’s America, even the White House Christmas decorations are fodder for the haters’ complaints. First Lady Melania Trump began planning this year’s decorations last July and after researching previous years decided on a “Time-Honored Traditions” theme. As this article on reports, the First Lady hopes visitors will feel at home.

Like many families across the country, holiday traditions are very important to us,” Trump said in a statement to CNN. “I hope when visiting the People’s House this year, visitors will get a sense of being home for the holidays.

Who would get snarky about that? Never fear, we have Twitter for that. When Melania Trump unveiled the White House in full holiday celebration mode last Monday, the first thing I noticed was how white it all looked. It looked like a winter wonderland. As this article on explains, though, the critics are scared.

Nevertheless, critics were quick to call out the furnishings and were particularly spooked by the all-white, tree-lined hallway, likening the scene to flicks like “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “The Blair Witch Project” and “The Shining.” One critic juxtaposed a photo of Trump in her white dress to a scene featuring Jadis the White Witch from the “Chronicles of Narnia” franchise.

Are these poor souls, who are so easily “spooked by the all-white, tree-lined hallway”, also afraid of snow in general or is this just another lame political attack? Yes, I think politics have invaded Christmas decorations. Melania Trump hosted children from Joint Base Andrews in the East Room and critics accused the White House of staging the event, as many of the children were African-American. (

Some detractors on Twitter felt that the moment was totally staged, featuring predominantly black children. Others defended the first lady, noting that many areas surrounding D.C. are home to predominantly African-American communities.

This is just so silly. The First Lady is known for her love of children. Even this hideous and often incoherent hit piece in Vanity Fair references Melania’s soft spot for children. The children in attendance sure didn’t appear to be having anything but a good time. One child remarked that Trump “seriously looks like an angel”. Bah-humbug, Grinches.