Memes Mock Melania Trump's White House Christmas Decorations

First Lady Melania Trump watches members of the Vivid Ballet company perform at the White House in Washington DC on Nov. 27 2017. Ballerina Angela Mia Belmonte hails from Clinton N.Y

Even though CNN has said it will not attend the White House Christmas party this year, an administration official has sent invites to the celebration to more than a dozen of the network's off-camera personnel, The Washington Post reports.

And Mrs. Trump didn't have to do all the decorating by herself. VA centers failed to report potentially unsafe doctors Obama congratulates Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement MORE and his wife Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama congratulates Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement Michelle Obama on sexual misconduct allegations: I'm "sick" Michelle Obama on dealing with hard times: "Don't tweet nasty stuff" MORE wishing the country "Merry Christmas" while he served in office. "Melania Trump tweeted, "@WhiteHouse is ready to celebrate!

Music played as many onlookers watched First Lady Melania Trump press the button that would jump start the holiday lights on the festive tree.

With a theme dubbed "Time-Honored Traditions", which pays homage to 200 years of White House holiday customs, it included a spread of 53 Christmas trees, 71 Christmas wreaths, more than 12,000 ornaments and a 200-pound gingerbread reproduction of the White House, according to ABC News.

The White House Christmas Party kicks off at 2 p.m. Friday. "It says "happy holidays" all over", Donald Trump proclaimed in the past. The tradition began in 1923 with President Calvin Coolidge and takes place in President's Park, just south of the White House.

Former US President Ulysses S. Grant signed legislation marking Christmas as a national holiday.

This year marks the 95th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting.

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