The White House unveiled holiday decorations

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First Lady Melania Trump is unveiling this year’s White House holiday decorations.

Mark Meredith got a behind the scenes look at this year’s display.

Music from the Marine Corps band fills the White House with holiday cheer. And throughout the mansion, there’s no shortage of wreaths, trees, and lights.

The White House gave us a sneak peak at this year’s holiday decorations. Our tour began in the east wing, where a tree stands, honoring America’s gold star military families.

Moving down the east colonnade, eye-popping red berry trees line the hall. The library and east room are both decked out with Christmas trees.

The White House says this year’s theme is American treasures. And it considers the crown jewel to be the 18-foot Christmas tree from North Carolina that towers over the blue room.

The Fraser fir is covered with blue, velvet ribbons, recognizing each of the states and territories.

Next door, in the red room, the focus is on children, including ornaments, each stamped with the logo of First Lady Melania Trump’s “Be Best” campaign.

In the grand foyer, decorators say the focus is on the treasure of “patriotism.”

Red ornaments, of all sizes, blanket the hall.

The White House hopes we will all remember to embrace America’s national treasures long after the holidays have come and gone.

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