‘Christmas returns’: Internet thrilled at Jill Biden’s tree after Melania’s ‘apocalyptic’ decor

First lady Jill Biden welcomed her first official 2021 White House Christmas tree on Monday, November 22. In the traditional way, the 18-and-a-half-foot Fraser fir arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue via horse and carriage. The tree was provided by Rusty and Beau Estes, from Peak Farms of Jefferson — “a family owned and operated Christmas Tree farm located in the mountains of North Carolina.”

After reaching the North Portico of the White House, Jill Biden took a look at it before it was sent to the Blue Room, where it was decorated with a theme, which will only be revealed after Thanksgiving. Commenting on the tree, the 70-year-old educator told reporters: “It’s beautiful—it’s magnificent, actually.”


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First lady Jill Biden waves after she receives the official White House Christmas Tree on the North Portico of the White House on November 22, 2021 in Washington, DC (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

People are quite excited to see what kind of theme Jill Biden will finalize to decorate the White House, especially since it’s her first time as the first lady. However, the enthusiasm around the festive season has also prompted memories of Melania Trump — the former first lady and Donald Trump’s wife — and her ways of decorating the official residence.

2020’s Christmas was the last for Melania as a first lady and she chose a more traditional style. But what attracted controversy was her recording released in October last year in which she was heard saying, “Who gives a f**k about Christmas stuff? Give me a f**king break. I’m working my a** off at Christmas stuff that you know, who gives a f**k about Christmas stuff and decorations? But I need to do it, right? Correct?”

First lady Jill Biden speaks briefly to reporters as she receives the official White House Christmas Tree on the North Portico of the White House on November 22, 2021 in Washington, DC (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Reportedly, the recording was released by her ex-pal and aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. Melania apparently said those things over a phone conversation after paying a visit to an immigration detention facility in Texas. She was also heard saying, “OK, and then I do it. And I say that I’m working on Christmas, planning for the Christmas. And they said, ‘Ooh what about the children, that they were separated?’ Give me a f**king break. Were they saying anything when Obama did that? They say I’m complicit. I’m the same like him, I support him. I don’t say enough, I don’t do enough where I am.”

Not just that, Melania’s 2018 Christmas decor was also criticized heavily on the internet. That year, she went for all-red trees, but people said the trees looked “straight out of the Shining” and looked like “blood trees”.

Christmas decorations in a hallway of the East Wing of the White House during a press preview of the 2017 holiday decorations November 27, 2017 in Washington, DC (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, several people took to Twitter as they seemed excited for Jill’s first Christmas at the White House while expecting something colorful and different from “Melania Trump’s dark, dystopian Christmases”. Mike Sington, Senior Executive at NBCUniversal (Ret), tweeted: “After four years, thanks to First Lady Jill Biden, a normal, happy Christmas returns to the White House. It’s the end of Melania Trump’s dark, dystopian Christmases of “I’m working my a** off on Christmas stuff. Who gives a f**k about Christmas?””.


A person said, “For Melania, the Christmas decor was a backdrop for her photo shoot. For Jill, it’s about spreading joy.” Another one commented, “The Melania Christmas decor years were very scary and creepy.” “That last Christmas dec photo Melania did reminds me of the post-nuclear apocalypse setting of this season’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. Call me crazy, but Christmas is supposed to be about life and hope,” a tweet read.




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