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Photos: Melania Trump goes with classic, traditional Christmas decor

 First Lady Melania Trump walked into the East Room as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House on Monday.
First Lady Melania Trump walked into the East Room as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House on Monday.(SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump has opted for a more traditional decor for her family’s first Christmas in the White House, adding a few new touches to the standards.

New this year are wreaths hanging from the exterior of every window. Also new are glistening wintry branches lining an East Wing walkway that leads guests to a tree decorated with the Trump family’s official Christmas ornament. The ornament features the presidential coat of arms surrounded by a wreath of holly.

Among the standards are an 18-foot fir tree in the Blue Room, and a 350-pound gingerbread White House.

The White House previewed the decorations for the news media on Monday. The first lady was also hosting children and students from a nearby military base to do arts and crafts projects.

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The East Colonnade was decorated with white branches.
The East Colonnade was decorated with white branches. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)
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The White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room.
The White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
A gingerbread White House was part of the holiday decorations.
A gingerbread White House was part of the holiday decorations. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Decorations in the Red Room.
Decorations in the Red Room. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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Decorations in the Green Room.
Decorations in the Green Room. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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Book volumes forming a Christmas tree in the library at the White House.
Book volumes forming a Christmas tree in the library at the White House.(Alex Wong/ Getty Images)
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