melania white house christmasFirst lady Melania Trump adjusts an ornament on one of the hundreds of White House Christmas trees.via @FLOTUS/Twitter

  • December means homes across America are decking the halls, and the nation’s most famous address is no exception.
  • The White House halls have been decked for the holidays every December since John and Abigail Adams held the first White House Christmas party in 1800.
  • The decorations have only gotten more elaborate with time. These photos show how White House Christmases of years past compare to today.

It’s the most beautiful time of the year at the White House.

The West Wing, East Wing and every room in-between have been decked out in elaborate decorations to celebrate the holidays, and President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania are preparing to celebrate the holiday with their family.

This year’s official theme is “American Treasures,” for the latest round of holiday decorating to take over 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Here’s a look back at presidential Christmas celebrations, going all the way back to the 1800s.