Melania Trump reveals the WH Christmas decorations, which are nice this year?

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Melania Trump is famous for many things. She’s famous for being a lazy golddigger and… maybe that’s it. No, she’s also famous for saying, “I’m working my ass off with the Christmas stuff that, you know, who gives a f–k about Christmas stuff and decorations but I need to do it, right?” Melania is definitely the Grinch. She hates Christmas, and she hates to lift a finger to take credit for all of the volunteers’ work on decorating the White House for Christmas. But this is her last White House Christmas, so she actually tried to do… something. Honestly, I really like all of the decorations this year? This was the most colorful year in the Trump era? No blood trees of doom, no all-white decorations. This video was really chill:

Again, if you enjoyed this video – as I did, I could look at Christmas decorations all day – then it was in spite of Mel, not because of her. All she did was strut around after the decorating happened.

Meanwhile, did you know that Mel wants a book deal? LMAO.

Are readers ready for Melania Trump’s side of the story? According to, the soon-to-be-former-First Lady is “taking meetings” about the possibility of penning a memoir. The book would be primarily about her time in the White House and, perhaps more importantly to her, would give her “a chance for her to earn on her own.”

A source familiar with the Trumps said that husband Donald is encouraging his wife to pen the tome, which would come in the wake of former friend and staffer Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s exposé of the First Lady. A source added that if Melania makes a book deal, “It would be her money. It’s her first chance to” cash in.

She will not be “going as quietly as you might expect,” the source added, contrasting the First Lady’s heretofore private nature.

[From VF & Page Six]

Yeah… what’s she going to call it? BECOMING… Melania! Becoming Be Best. Be Best: The Melania Story. Don’t get me wrong, I would probably enjoy an actual, honest account of her life but we won’t get that.

Photos courtesy of the FLOTUS instagram, Avalon Red.

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  1. Mignionette says:


    • Escondista says:

      I dunno… kind of thought the video had some base dog whistles in the “America the beautiful” comment and the Faith ornament.

    • Chicago says:

      The best thing about that quote is that there’s proof she actually said it and she can’t deny it or claim she had been misunderstood! Unlike so many other things she has said and done. There’s a short piece in NY Post today about how it was all Stephanie Grisham’s fault that Melania couldn’t become a great First Lady. Yeah, really! It’s literally called “Our great First Lady had awful support” (and they are not talking about her bras). With the Trumps it’s never their fault, it’s always someone else.

    • HayGrl says:

      The title of her new book? “WHOO GIVES A FAAACK ABOUT KRISMASSSS” pwhwhwahaha

  2. Southern Fried says:

    For some reason all the pedestal plants remind me of a funeral home.

    • LightPurple says:

      I had the same reaction. It looks like she’s walking into a wake.

    • Maggi says:

      yep, those are some ominous plant stands…

    • AnnaKist says:

      Ahh, it’s symbolic, then. She’s taking the piss, reminding hubby that his *political career* is dead, and they’re just Biden time to give it a proper burial.

    • Noodle says:

      They make that hallway look super narrow. I already get claustrophobia from all the Christmas stuff now decking my halls, but that hallway of urn is giving me extra anxiety.

      • Carol says:

        Ha! They do make the Hall look tiny.

        I’m in the minority here but I actually like Melania’s Christmas decor. Especially the creepy white and red Themes a couple seasons ago.

    • Sarah says:

      I didn’t like those either! I wondered if it was just the whole municipal building vibe but you’re spot on, funeral home vibe.

    • aang says:

      Came here to say that! Looks like funeral flowers.

    • Mac says:

      It’s especially gross since this year’s theme is a tribute to frontline workers.

  3. Sojaschnitzel says:

    I kinda like most of the trees, but.. why is there a plane dangling in the tree? Who puts up planes as christmas ornaments?

    • Chicken Tetrazzini! says:

      lol, my tree is covered in ridiculous non-traditional Christmas ornaments. I challenge myself to find the ugliest ornaments that I can while traveling or shopping with friends. They bring me so much joy and good memories. Drunk Mardi Gras Crawfish? Zebra in red high heels? Sign me up!

    • LittlePenguin says:

      I have a little plane that I bought at an Airplane Museum on vacation for my husband! I also have a Christmas Ham from Spain, a cactus covered in Christmas lights and a other random items like @chicken Tetrazzini! has that I have picked up on vacation or for my sons (some Batman, dinosaurs and Star Wars to name a few). As we hang them we remember our adventures. This is actually the first year we aren’t adding a new ridiculous travel ornament due to lockdown.

      • Chicken Tetrazzini! says:

        @littlepenguin, I was just inspired to buy a ‘dumpster fire 2020’ and a ‘Santa wearing a mask’ ornament on Etsy because I can’t add to my collection this year. Got to find our joy where we can right now.

      • Sarah says:

        I love the Christmas ham! That would be a perfect gift for my best friend. Sounds like I need to go to Spain near to Christmas next year.

      • Southern Fried says:

        Christmas Ham, lol

      • LittlePenguin says:

        @Chicken Tetrazzini!, we got a family ornament off of etsy with 4 people in santa hats and masks with hand sanitzer for a new ornament. You have to just roll with it. I actually gifted it to a few friends too who have texted me what joy it has brought! I am trying to find a nice dumpster fire right now too!

    • Sarah says:

      Stay away from the Bon Marche store in Paris then. I was there a couple of hears ago and they had a whole Christmas ornament section with themes, like space (rockets, stars, etc.), fruit and vegetables (every kind known to man and a few more), animals, etc. Plus as it’s a fancy store they each cost €€€€€ too. I actually found it just too weird after a few minutes and had to leave!

    • aang says:

      Yesterday my kids made K-Pop band themed ornaments. The lights on the tree are all purple (BTS color) and the ornaments are all home made. The tree looks silly but they had a blast and no one is going to see it but us so no big deal.

      • Southern Fried says:

        So fun!
        I gave my kids each a table top tree for their bedrooms to decorate and they hot glue or hang all kinds of toys and treasures. Lots of small creatures or characters have been hung by their necks.

    • Betsy says:

      She’s telling us that she and the rest of her ghastly family are a flight risk.

    • Elizabeth says:

      LOL – we actually have some plane Christmas ornaments. One is actually Air Force 1. Then we have one of Marine 1 that was one of the White House Historical Association’s ornaments.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Seeing all those empty rooms and featureless hallways is sad

  5. Mac says:

    She’ll hire a ghost writer to make her out as the most wonderful First Lady who was treated so unfairly by the press. It will be part fiction and part typical Trump whining.

    • She could call it: Melanie — No F****s to Give. Or, Melanie —- I Don’t Care. I know one thing, I won’t be buying her. Let the Donald support her.

    • H says:

      None of these fools can string two sentences together except maybe Tiffany (Georgetown Law isn’t for dummies). I’m surprised Donald would allow her to do a memoir. He had a no book clause in Marla’s pre-nup. I thought for sure Mel would have one too.

  6. Eleonor says:

    Because she is happy!
    Melania is happy so joyful decorations!

    • Seraphina says:

      @ Eleonor, YES. She is happy and that helps when one is decorating for a festive time of year. I picture her screaming FREEDOM like Mel Gibson in Braveheart did when she found out Trump lost.

  7. shanaynay says:

    What’s it going to be called, “My Life as a Mail Order Bride?”

  8. JanetDR says:

    I sort of feel like I could expect to see that sort of display at a mall. Traditional, nothing spectacular, but at least not horrible. Her best one yet for sure!

    • LightPurple says:

      Her best one yet yes, but she “borrowed themes” from the three previous First Ladies for this one.

    • justwastingtime says:

      I actually kind of loved the red trees of doom. They were different, not right for the white house but they would be amazing in a Spanish marble church.

  9. FHMom says:

    I wish someone would completely decorate my home for Christmas, and then come and take all the stuff away when they clean it up. I have neither the energy nor the space to decorate, but I do love how it looks.

  10. Leah says:

    It still looks very cold, like she’s decorating a hotel lobby or something. Nothing with a personal touch, she just stands there and does her best Leona Helmsley “only the little people pay taxes” glare and she’s out of there.

    I will be happy when a real family who actually love eachother move into the place. The Biden’s will bring some warmth back into the old mansion.

    • Carmen says:

      It looks cold, impersonal and sterile, for all the greenery, because she’s a cold, heartless person.

  11. VS says:

    Melania can WRITE???? you mean someone else will and she will stamp her name onto it…..or she will just bluntly copy Michell……Becoming Michelle Obama by Melania Trump
    There is a funny thread on twitter about the possible title of her “book”; very funny
    Her husband has MAGA fans, so they will buy her trash…….” I don’t care, do u?”

  12. J ferber says:

    Maybe you could hire Melania, FHMOM, since she’s looking for work?

  13. FC says:

    Dying over those BE BEST ornaments.

    • HufflepuffLizLemon says:

      I couldn’t believe they were real! I kept checking that it wasn’t a spoof account. 😂

  14. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I hate it. I hate everything that family touches because it’s not for us. Those White House decorations are NOT for the United States of America. They’re for Republican states only. They’re for white, Christian f@ckers who despise unity, tolerance, peace and prosperity. Those decorations represent an entrenched permanent desire to burn half the nation. So hang that on your tree and smoke it Mel. You’re an evil bitch standing next to colossal orange pond scum floating atop gasoline and explosives. Please. For the love of Americans coast to coast. Light up.

  15. smee says:

    I miss her nihilist Xmas.

    • Esme says:

      Me too, I was hoping for the charred remains of burned trees, decorated with fake gold, or something.
      Instead she’s trolling us with normal decorations: “I was always able to do this Xmas thing, I just chose not to! Cheerio!”

  16. lillyfromlilooet says:

    Oh. The video and decor are lovely, and I had a nice chuckle at the “Be Best” ornament. No hate here for this particular moment.

    I am surprised that Melania, who dislikes the public, being in public, and people being up in her business, would want a book. Perhaps it is about the 7-figure advance she will receive. Sorry, I was typing and thinking and believe I’ve answered my own puzzlement.

    I hope whichever publishing house pays understands that she will agree to a book tour and then blow it off. I also hope said house realizes that her fans are largely not book buyers.

    A desire for a book deal would also indicate that items 1-10 of her list of what she wants to do when she leaves the WH does not include leaving her husband. Oh, sorry, again, answered my own question, I realize she likely hammered out an agreement that rewards her for staying with him for some period after the presidency. It also seems clear that she has no friend circle, desire for real love, location, or activity that is crying out to her, so a separate life from The Donald whilst being married and living in the same huge house with someone writing her book and collecting a marriage bonus is probably fine. I would normally say this is sad, but I think there is a kind of sad that most of humanity feels that just does not register with her.

    • VIV says:

      Their base doesn’t buy books but it’ll be purchased in bulk and handed out at the MAGA rallies the family will still hold as long as they aren’t in jail. Another day, another grift.

  17. Amy Bee says:

    As I predicted, she did the traditional First Lady decorations this year. It looks good.

    • Ariel says:

      I’m guessing she has totally checked out. Just told her staff to do “whatever”. So they went with actual vaguely traditional, “nice” decorations, probably trying to keep something of her “aesthetic”, but tone down her tackiness and white supremacy and hatred.

  18. Coco says:

    “How to Get Away with Being the First Lady (without Really Trying)”

  19. ClaireB says:

    The decor is not as terrible as it’s been her last three years, but it’s not great. Melania staring pensively at her Be Best ornaments is pretty funny. This has such a “fashion photoshoot” vibe to me.

  20. Other Renee says:

    She will never tell the truth about her marriage. I’m sure it’s part of the prenup. Plus he’s still the father of her child and she would never do anything that would harm the kid.

    The decorations are pretty.

    • anniefannie says:

      IKR?!? A majority of the public’s interest in her is how she’s managed to sustain her marriage and get thru the numerous colossal, very public infidelities. Skipping over these “incidents” would negate an honest retelling right out of the gate. Typical of Donald to only see the $ signs and to not game out that this book could give rise to conversations of what a terrible husband he’s been!

    • Southern Fried says:

      Not harm her kid? Keeping him in the same area code as tRump is child abuse.

      • Poisonella says:

        Anyone who would stay in a marriage to a man who raw dogs a porn star has no self respect. She has been all in on the Trump train since the Obama birtherism crap, and I care about her kid as much as she cares about those kids at the border now separated from their parents. It must have taken all of her energy to point at the winning Christmas decoration sketches/presentation. How very exhausting for her.

  21. Digital Unicorn says:

    It looks like Christmas at a high end department store – but still much better than previous years.

  22. Implicit says:

    Literally I DONT CARE DO YOU? Why would I read a book of outright lies and give money to this nazi grifter to do it?! Only their cult members should be so stupid. “When people show you who they are believe them the first time” Maya Angelou

  23. Bendy Windy says:

    I’m a Christmas grinch, and it looks lovely. She’s so happy to get the out of there. Hey joy at leaving only increases my joy at seeing them go.

  24. Traveler says:

    I doubt any of the decorating ideas were hers (good, bad, or indifferent); I doubt she paid much attention to it at all. Her lackeys came up with the concept, then executed it……………she just has to walk around and say words. Honestly, I didn’t even bother to look at them. I have zero interest in anything this family does. Good riddance.
    As for the book, she wants the money. Why suffer having been in the white house if not to somehow profit in the end! Anything for money.

  25. booboocita says:

    “The book would be primarily about her time in the White House and, perhaps more importantly to her, would give her ‘a chance for her to earn on her own.'”

    And that’s probably the crux of it. She’s realized she probably won’t get nearly as much as the prenup specifies if she divorces, due to Cheeto being a broke-ass bitch. She needs to have something to fall back on, and public interest will last only a year or so longer. This book, if it happens (and I still have some doubts), needs to happen SOON.

    Does anyone remember if Melania ever got a Vogue spread? As I recall, Michelle Obama appeared on the cover at least once when she was First Lady, and had a very nice photo spread and article. Hillary Clinton was also on the cover (in a stunning black ballgown that I loved) and got an article and photo shoot. I remember a pic of her in a black turtleneck and black pants that made her look positively soignee. I don’t remember if Laura Bush appeared in Vogue, but Jenna and Barbara younger did. I remember the photo of the two of them in lovely, colorful ballgowns, sprawled on a sofa. I know Melania was on the cover once after she married Cheeto, but I don’t recall any articles or photo shoots during her First Lady tenure. In any case, I doubt she could make any significant money as a model. Not anymore, at any rate.

  26. Amelie says:

    Her “memoir” will be called something along the lines of “I don’t care do you?”

    I didn’t like the video actually. You see Melania walking around with no closeups for a few seconds and the rest focuses on the decorations and the trees. But the edits were really fast and I found the video stressful. You know it’s a Trump White House and to put fast edits and twinkly cheery music to cover that did nothing to lessen that.

  27. lucy2 says:

    The tree in the back looks pretty, and I generally like that sort of pedestal/urn, but they are way too big and too close together for a hallway, and that photo looks claustrophobic.

    I look forward to reading her book, how she grew up on the South side of Chicago and made her way to Princeton…oh wait, she’ll have to rework Michelle Obama’s a little bit more.

  28. Alexis says:

    Did she do ANYTHING with that Be Best garbage other than put it on ornaments??! I’m seriously asking…

  29. Badrockandroll says:

    Tree of lies: banner for the 19th Amendment centennial, hospital to honour front line workers – like she cares about any of these things. At least there were no ornaments of little foreign children in cages or a RBG effigy.
    I hate this family: can you tell?

  30. TeamMeg says:

    Meh. I’m not feeling it. Hate the black urns. Hate the orange-red palette. Christmas Red is it’s own cheerful color – don’t mess with it! (Although maybe she went with orange-red for a reason? Subtle.)

  31. Nic919 says:

    Someone on Twitter posted that her book will simply be Michelle Obama’s book “Becoming” translated in Slovenian and I kind of died laughing reading that.

  32. GuestwithCat says:

    Wow, how horrible were the other Christmases? I honestly totally did not look once. It sounds like I missed epic levels of Christmas awfulness judging from the comments I’ve seen today and in other remarks about Melania and her efforts to decorate or design anything for the WH.

    This all looks okay to me. It’s kind of generic but I guess it is better than whatever she’s done before.

    • booboocita says:

      “Generic” is spot on. The decorations are nice, and certainly an improvement on what came before. But taken as a whole, the scheme has a sort of upscale department store vibe.

  33. olliesmom says:

    I just want these vile people out of OUR house!

  34. Marigold says:

    I’ve liked the decorations every year. Not her, but the weird decorations.

  35. Insomniac says:

    I cannot wait for next year, when I can go visit the White House Christmas tree again. I couldn’t bring myself to do it while Cheetolini was occupying the place.

  36. Bibi says:

    Melania finaly see the light at the end of the tunnel that is why it is so joyfull this last year. I love it when she goes down the stairs and looks like she’s says “who the fck is making all that noise”

  37. Nev says:

    It ain’t no Martha. I KNOW that’s right.
    moving on.

  38. Nina Sklansky says:

    Am I hallucinating or is “beautiful” mispelled on the ribbon at the end of the video?

  39. Nina Sklansky says:

    Ah. Just watched it again. The calligraphy makes it look misspelled. but it would be in keeping with this administration.

  40. Betsy says:

    Come on. Does no one else see the covid Christmas trees? Look again, those trees are tricked out to look like covid viruses. If she weren’t a heinous horse’s bag, I’d maybe give her the benefit of the doubt, but Lil Miss “fck Christmas”? Those are covid trees as a giant fck you to the millions mourning their friends and family.

  41. Prairiegirl says:

    Fourth time’s the charm, eh Melania?

  42. klllad says:

    ok – Just curious – does anyone think she is not that attractive? Weird angular face – but she does dress well and knows how to attack a “rich” man

  43. Ashley says:

    Just came here to say that I can’t wait to never see her face next to the word flotus ever again! That day is coming soon, and it makes me literally jump for joy.

  44. The Recluse says:

    Love how she swans about like a ”model” and all it proves is that she was never a ‘model’ in the first place, her excuse for getting an Einstein visa. She has no talent and no charisma beyond whatever soul selling skills she had to land a ‘rich’ man.
    I will be so glad to see that last of all of these grifters.

  45. Mina_Esq says:

    Did you catch the Be Best Christmas ornaments? lol She is ridiculous. I can’t wait for Jill Biden to take over. I miss seeing First Ladies champion worthy causes and doing actual work.

  46. Mel says:

    She’s still there? She had the Hertz moving truck outside shortly after the Biden win was announced. I think she’s going to go to Mar-a -Lago in a few weeks ( they wouldn’t DARE to come back to NY) and never come back. I’m betting that she’s going to announce their divorce sometime in early 2021 so she can get her coins before his creditors get theirs.

  47. Black Betty says:

    I’m a bit disappointed the decorations aren’t horror themed this year- like that time with the red Christmas trees.