This year's theme is "Time-Honored Traditions".
"We want to wish everybody a merry Christmas, a happy New Year, have unbelievable holidays, and we are now going to light a very handsome tree", said Trump. "@WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate!" During the presidential campaign, he complained that saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" amounted to "chipping away at Christianity".
Flu season could be bad this year, experts warn
Fauci maintained that Americans should still take the time to get a vaccination. "Getting the flu is an very bad experience". Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches, and fatigue.
Former US President Ulysses S. Grant signed legislation marking Christmas as a national holiday.
"On so many of these, there's empirical evidence that says no: You didn't win the popular vote, there weren't more people at your inauguration than ever, that was your voice on that tape, you admitted it before", he said.
The decorations continue a tradition that dates back decades. The First Lady's Director of Communications Stephanie Grisham also sent out a tweet with the image of the hallway decorations that many are deeming eerie and spooky and better suited to Halloween than Christmas.
More than 150 volunteers from 29 states spent 1,600 hours over the holiday weekend decking the White House halls.
BMW i8 Roadster adds open-top thrills to Munich's plug-in sports auto
Other changes include new front seats, revised interior trim options, and "Coupe" or "Roadster" badging around the C-pillar. The new BMW i8 Roadster accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
The White House said she personally chose every detail of the decor.
The decor includes 71 wreaths, 53 Christmas trees, more than 18,000 lights, more than 12,000 ornaments, more than 3,100 yards (about 2,800 meters) of ribbon and more than 1,000 feet (300 meters) of Garland, the White House said.
The mother to Barron, one of Donald's five children, made many appearances throughout November in several Manolo Blahnik BB pump styles, as well as Victoria Beckham boots, and most recently from Louboutin she wore flats and a sleek pair of lace-up booties.
The White House says 25,000 visitors are expected to take special Christmas tours of the building during the holidays.
Abdullahs slam Pervez Musharraf over remark on Hafiz Saeed
This (LeT and JuD) is the biggest force and they have been declared terrorists by India and the USA jointly", Musharraf said. Saeed, the co-founder of LeT and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief, was freed by a Pakistan court after 297 days of house arrest.
At last year's ceremony, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle feted Kelly Clarkson, Eva Longoria, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Marc Anthony and Chance the Rapper.