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Melania Trump shared a timelapse video to show how the White House Christmas tree was decked out this year



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  • First lady Melania Trump tweeted a timelapse video Monday of workers assembling the official White House Christmas tree in the mansion’s Blue Room.
  • In the video, National Park Service staff and volunteers hauled the 18-foot tree inside horizontally, before hoisting it up by a pully using the gold plate on the room’s ceiling.
  • Once secure, workers used scaffolding and ladders to string lights around the entire length of the tree.
  • After the lights, ornaments and handmade paper flowers that honor each state and territory were hung from the branches as the finishing touches.
  • In keeping with tradition, the White House was fully decked out within a few days after Thanksgiving and has been open to visitors all month.
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