First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron received the official White House Christmas tree on Monday.
“Thank you Silent Night Evergreens in Wisconsin for our beautiful tree!” the first lady wrote on Twitter, giving credit to the business that presented the 19-foot-tall Balsam fir. “POTUS, Barron & I are excited for Christmas in our new home!”
The giant Christmas tree comes from the Chapman family of Silent Night Evergreens, located in Endeavor, Wisconsin. The Chapmans were the winners of the National Christmas Tree Association national tree contest, which is how the White House has obtained its annual Christmas tree since 1966, the White House said.
Barron, 11, now appears to be as tall as his mother in her high-heeled boots, as he was photographed alongside the first lady checking out the magnificent tree, which arrived by horse-drawn carriage. Then, the two posed for pictures with the Chapman family.
The tree-greeting ceremony marks the official start of the holiday season at the White House. Barron will also likely get the opportunity to join his dad tomorrow as he pardons one of the two Thanksgiving turkeys, which reportedly arrived in Washington, D.C., Sunday night. The birds are staying at the Willard Hotel, a luxury space a block down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, before their big day tomorrow.
Their names, which were chosen by White House staff, are Drumstick and Wishbone.
Trump will pardon one of the turkeys in the Rose Garden, with the White House leaving the decision of which bird that will be to the results of a Twitter poll.
Thank you Silent Night Evergreens in Wisconsin for our beautiful tree! @POTUS, Barron & I are excited for Christmas in our new home! pic.twitter.com/so6HVG1st8
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 21, 2017
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