‘America the Beautiful’ Is White House Theme for Christmas

WASHINGTON—“America the Beautiful” is this year's Christmas theme at the White House. Melania Trump says it pays tribute to and showcases the “majesty" of the United States. Ornaments on the official Christmas tree in the Blue Room—a towering Fraser fir from Shepherdstown, West Virginia—were designed by students from across the country who were asked by the National Park Service to highlight the people, places, and things that make their states beautiful. First responders and frontline workers, coping with a pandemic that has killed more than 266,000 people in the United States and infected more than 13 million others, are recognized with a tree and other decorations in the Red Room. The annual gingerbread White House—more than 400 pounds (181 kilograms) of dough, gum paste, chocolate and royal icing—for the first time includes the Rose Garden, recently renovated by the first lady, as well as the First Ladies' Garden. Volunteers from ...

‘America the Beautiful’ Is White House Theme for
Christmas
WASHINGTON—“America the Beautiful” is this year's Christmas theme at the White House. Melania Trump says it pays tribute to and showcases the “majesty" of the United States. Ornaments on the official Christmas tree in the Blue Room—a towering Fraser fir from Shepherdstown, West Virginia—were designed by students from across the country who were asked by the National Park Service to highlight the people, places, and things that make their states beautiful. First responders and frontline workers, coping with a pandemic that has killed more than 266,000 people in the United States and infected more than 13 million others, are recognized with a tree and other decorations in the Red Room. The annual gingerbread White House—more than 400 pounds (181 kilograms) of dough, gum paste, chocolate and royal icing—for the first time includes the Rose Garden, recently renovated by the first lady, as well as the First Ladies' Garden. Volunteers from ...