Melania Trump debuted this year’s White House Christmas decorations on social media early this month – and as expected, ridicule soon followed.

The first lady, 49, shared a video of the look on her official Twitter and Instagram accounts in early December.

This year’s display is a homage to “The Spirit of America”.

The footage begins with Melania opening one of the doors of a giant advent calendar crafted in the shape of the White House.

This isn’t the only mini White House on display – towards the end of the video, Melania adjusts tiny festive wreaths on a gingerbread White House as bakers look on.

The video also includes a nod to the first lady’s own work: a Scrabble ornament that spells out “Be Best”, a homage to her public awareness campaign, which centers around wellbeing for youth and advocates against cyberbullying and drug use. Among the Christmas tree ornaments there are also dominos and playing cards with cute animal designs on them.

The tradition of the president’s wife decorating the White House for Christmas dates back to first lady Lou Henry Hoover, who put up the the first official White House Christmas tree in 1929 – and Melania has perpetuated this tradition to a somewhat mixed reception over the years.

On Monday, Christmas Eve-Eve, the White House Twitter account posted a photo of the White House with what they described as “FLOTUS’s signature Christmas wreaths.”

Now, I don’t know about you, but green fir wreaths with red bows are pretty classic Christmas, and were NOT invented by Melania Trump. I happen to have a few decorating my house right now and I can promise you that Melania didn’t help design my Christmas decorations, lol.

Twitter had a field day:


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