Melania Wants Us All to “Be Best” This Holiday Season, But I Really Don’t Care. Do You?
Social media comes for the white house's gloomy post-apocalyptic Christmas decorations.
The holiday season is in full swing, which means Melania Trump is back with another soulless interpretation of holiday decorations. I mean, I say Melania, but let’s be real: it takes a village of Krampus elves to put this monstrosity together every year.
In a White House devoid of warmth and love, it’s hardly a surprise that this administration’s decorations feel a little less spirited and a little more haunted by ghosts of Christmas past. Last year gave us the stark white zombie twigs and shadows that one would expect to see when Jadis the White Witch deports you from Narnia.
why do the White House Christmas decorations look like Voldemort is about to come back pic.twitter.com/nF0GxCaxUq
— Kate Gray (@hownottodraw) November 27, 2017
This year, Melania and her team are back, with a hallway of blood red trees, a wreath made out of “Be Best” pencils, and copious “Be Best” ornaments. The White House has also released a video of “American Treasures: Christmas at the White House”, which features a solo Melania wandering around the White House, staring at decorations, and quietly enjoying what seems to be a very glamorous existential crisis.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 26, 2018
Why is she all alone? Is this video a subtle cry for help? Could they not get a single shot of Melania even pretending to hang an ornament? Jesus H. Christ guys, she doesn’t even wish anyone a Merry Christmas or a Happy Holidays. The end of the video is just her back as she walks away. Is this Melania being her best? Also, I shudder to think what happened to the White House menorah.
Melania didn’t even show up to explain her decor theme, as is traditional for first ladies. In contrast, here is Michelle Obama walking us through her 2016 White House:
Meanwhile, social media had plenty to say about Melania’s holiday aesthetic:
“How can we top those scary Christmas decorations we had in the White House last year?”
“How about trees that look like they’re literally drenched in blood?”
— Ian Craig (@ArgusICraig) November 26, 2018
MELANIA TRUMP, on seeing the shipment of standard White House Christmas evergreen trees: But how can we tell they’re bleeding?
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) November 26, 2018
Here Melania- someone fixed the red trees for you! pic.twitter.com/bToSYTL4V6
— Tiny Dancer (@ReelDancing) November 26, 2018
If you ever doubted the Trump/Russia collusion, this should put you over the top: This year in the White House, even the Christmas trees are red. pic.twitter.com/71Ge8NiHhD
— Misha Collins (@mishacollins) November 27, 2018
Kind of odd that the Christmas trees in the White House resemble The Imperial Royal Guards from Star Wars pic.twitter.com/oxVIXBdlUM
— Derek Heid (@TheDerekH) November 26, 2018
Just when I thought it couldn’t get better than the “Be Best” tree ornament… pic.twitter.com/U8XF5uqyTP
— Thierry Côté (@tcote) November 26, 2018
It’s that time of year at White House … pic.twitter.com/7BEQ28neLj
— ✨Rey Skywalker ✨ (@Rey_Sistance) November 26, 2018
You forgot about the essence of the game. It’s about the cones. pic.twitter.com/ma6gAjC7AT
— ⒜⒭⒤⒞ (@aric) November 26, 2018
This is Melania Trump’s only job and she does it like a Martian on NyQuil. pic.twitter.com/OjFUleIevR
— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) November 26, 2018
— ❄️Clara❄️ (@Clarahampton12) November 27, 2018
Once again, it’s striking how bad this all is. Like, Melania has one job, a team of people to assist her, and an unlimited budget, and this is the very be best she could do? Looks like someone needs to sit down and take some advice from her own pencil wreath. Happy holidays to everyone but this cursed administration.
(image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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