Staffers were still putting on the finishing touches as journalists made their way through the doors of the East Wing to document the occasion.
The wording on the card is notable after Trump stated manytimes during his campaign his affinity for the phrase "Merry Christmas", rather than "Happy Holidays".
But the article portrays Melania Trump's effort to force a decision out of her husband as having backfired, thrusting her into a public role - and accompanying bright spotlight - that she did not want.
No matter your opinion of Melania Trump, it's clear that her time in the White House so far has been marked by far more scrutiny than we're used to seeing visited upon a first lady.
"So important to thank our service members for their service, especially those away from their families during the holidays", the first lady tweeted.
Here the first lady, wearing Christian Dior, is seen standing in Grand Foyer of the White House, decorated with snow-covered trees.
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Mrs. Trump's signature Christmas includes 71 wreaths, 53 Christmas trees, more than 18,000 lights, more than 12,000 ornaments, more than 3,100 yards (about 2800 meters) of ribbon and more than 1,000 feet (300 meters) of garland, the White House said.
When Trump began her tour of the White House decorations, says the Daily Mail, "she was greeted by three ballerinas performing to the Nutcracker Suite, which was the first White HouseChristmastheme".
Aside from the decor debacle, the Trump family debuted their holiday greeting card, which included nothing about the "holidays". "Wishing you a Merry Christmas & joyous holiday season!". "They don't use the word Christmas because it's not politically correct", he said to cheers.
"Detail shot of the book volumes that form a Christmas tree in the library at the White House".
Next, the China Room "is set up for a family Christmas dinner, with the table displaying the china from President Ronald Reagan".
Children visiting the White House this year repeatedly told Melania, wearing a white dress, that she looked like an angel. The creepy hallway leads towards a decor-laden Christmas tree in another room.
"The White House Gingerbread House is seen in the State Dining Room".
Wall is scheduled to receive platelet-rich plasma and viscosupplementation injections to reduce the inflammation. If Wall's return timetable is truly two weeks, it will be interesting to see if Washington can stay afloat.
Several media men also reacted to the Top 10 finish of the Bicolana beauty queen and why she did advance further. South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters won the crown while Colombia's Laura González Ospina was first runner-up.
Additionally, there is " growing uncertainty inside and outside " the Cavaliers about whether or not Rose will return to the team. Rose has missed 11 of the Cavs' 18 games this season, including the past seven because of a sprained left ankle.
The lowest price in Miami-Dade was $2.33 at Marathon on South State Road 7 and Northwest 199th Street in Miami Gardens. This December drivers will not find significant savings at the gas pump but, AAA says, early 2018 looks promising.
He won 12 games in each of his last three years with OR and went 10-3 in his first season with the school in 2009. The University of Florida had been pursuing Kelly, but the Gators chose to move in another direction this week.
In last year's NCAA Tournament , Missouri State fell in a first round matchup against Ohio State in Manhattan, Kansas. Notre Dame has advanced to at least the NCAA Championship round of 16 on six occasions.
It was deja vu for the home side who were beaten by the Gunners in the dying seconds of the same fixture last season at Turf Moor. Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal will proceed with a renewed sense of confidence following their late 1-0 victory at Burnley .
The draw with Chelsea closed the gap between Liverpool and Manchester City to 11 points, but Klopp said there was no reason for his team to even entertain thoughts about chasing down the runaway league leaders at the moment.
No ban for petulant Lukaku after Bong kick
United next visit Watford today, who are eighth in the league table after an impressive 3-0 win at Newcastle on Saturday. He accused United's home support of being "a bit soft" in some game this season but not, in his opinion, on Saturday.
Best Black Friday US games deals
Unfortunately, Nintendo doesn't have as much Black Friday deals as Xbox, PlayStation, and PC but it has a fair amount. Amazon.com, for example, has plenty of great games deals, on disc copies and digital downloads.