Melania Trump promotes campaign with White House Christmas decorations

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The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington, Nov. 26, 2018.

In that room, guests find the First Family Christmas card and ornament.

But social media has savaged one element in particular - the dozens of blood-red Christmas trees which line a White House hallway.

Melania announced this year's holiday theme is "American Treasures" and is created to recognize the country's "unique heritage". "Our theme honors the heart and spirit of the American people".

First lady Melania Trump designed the decorations for the people's house, choosing an "American Treasures" theme meant to showcase a spirit of patriotism.

Four custom-made mantelpieces feature the skylines of New York, St. Louis, Chicago and San Francisco.

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This year, the trees are grabbing the spotlight once again. In the East Room are four 14-foot trees displaying 72 handmade paper ornaments representing the six different regions of America.

Here's a closer look at some of the other decorations featured throughout the White House - including pencil wreaths and a golden replica of the NY city skyline - so at least you know they're not all concerning or blood-colored.

The residence's official tree is keeping with a more traditional theme - a Fraser fir bearing 500 feet of blue velvet ribbon embroidered with the names of every state and territory. The first lady's office stated that this is where the annual White House gingerbread house is displayed, depicting the full National Mall.

"To put you in the holiday mood we've chosen to go a little on-the-nose by using so much red it looks like the walls of the White House are bleeding", criticized Elle magazine, which likened the display to "a forest ravaged by climate change".

Melania also tweeted a few pictures of her walking through the White House and admiring the décor.

The Grand Foyer and Cross Hall has 29 trees with more than 14,000 red ornaments and plenty of twinkling lights.

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