'America the Beautiful' is White House Theme for Christmas.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump posted a video on her Instagram account, Monday, November 30, of holiday decorations in the White House.
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READ MORE: “America the Beautiful” is this year's Christmas theme at the White House.

First lady Melania Trump says it pays tribute to and showcases the “majesty" of the United States.

Ornaments on the official Christmas tree in the Blue Room — a towering Fraser fir from Shepherdstown, West Virginia — were designed by students from across the country who were asked by the National Park Service to highlight the people, places and things that make their states beautiful.

First responders and frontline workers, coping with a pandemic that has killed more than 266,000 people in the United States and infected more than 13 million others, are recognized with a tree and other decorations in the Red Room.

The annual gingerbread White House — more than 181 kilograms of dough, gum paste, chocolate and royal icing — for the first time includes the Rose Garden, recently renovated by the first lady, as well as the First Ladies' Garden.

It's the final Christmas in the White House for the Trump family, although President Donald Trump continues to insist — despite evidence to the contrary — that he won the Nov. 3 election.

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into office on Jan. 20. (AP)
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