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Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:22 PM

Take a look at WH Christmas decorations from decades ago to present....Notice anything?

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Wait til you see it; it's horrifying.

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Reply Take a look at WH Christmas decorations from decades ago to present....Notice anything? (Original post)
essme Dec 2020 OP
SWBTATTReg Dec 2020 #1
N_E_1 for Tennis Dec 2020 #2
hlthe2b Dec 2020 #3
PJMcK Dec 2020 #4
Baked Potato Dec 2020 #5
MineralMan Dec 2020 #6
LearnedHand Dec 2020 #9
Princess Turandot Dec 2020 #15
Politicub Dec 2020 #20
MineralMan Dec 2020 #22
dalton99a Dec 2020 #7
Chainfire Dec 2020 #18
Volaris Dec 2020 #21
GoCubsGo Dec 2020 #24
LymphocyteLover Dec 2020 #39
Autumn Dec 2020 #8
Wicked Blue Dec 2020 #10
regnaD kciN Dec 2020 #11
Towlie Dec 2020 #12
Princess Turandot Dec 2020 #16
Dagstead Bumwood Dec 2020 #27
nolabear Dec 2020 #33
Dagstead Bumwood Dec 2020 #37
Towlie Dec 2020 #35
tavernier Dec 2020 #13
magicarpet Dec 2020 #14
Princess Turandot Dec 2020 #17
MissB Dec 2020 #19
justgamma Dec 2020 #23
GoCubsGo Dec 2020 #29
Guy Whitey Corngood Dec 2020 #25
BainsBane Dec 2020 #26
JHB Dec 2020 #28
csziggy Dec 2020 #30
msongs Dec 2020 #31
AnnieG Dec 2020 #32
essme Dec 2020 #36
MustLoveBeagles Dec 2020 #40
AnnieG Dec 2020 #42
LudwigPastorius Dec 2020 #34
Hekate Dec 2020 #38
DFW Dec 2020 #41

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:26 PM

2. Bitter freezing cold came to the White House ...nt

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:27 PM

3. Melania should have acknowledged Stephen King for her "Murder in the WH" motif inspiration.

There is something really wrong with her, IMO

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:31 PM

4. Well, the Trumps are not known for their taste

Didn't Melania tell her former friend (who wrote a tell-all) that no one cares about "the fucking Christmas decorations?"

Clearly Melania didn't care too much.

Trump and his-- whatever she is-- can't be gone soon enough.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:32 PM

5. Such a beautiful look back in time!

There was an imposter at the end, though. She has never been happy since meeting IT.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:34 PM

6. Melania's Decorations Remind Me of an Ingmar Bergman Movie.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:42 PM

9. Or a David Cronenberg film

Spot on!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:28 PM

15. To me, they also look like the kind of holiday decorations that you might see..

..in a high end department store in a luxury shopping area or mall. An overly design-oriented back drop.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:54 PM

20. Liv Ullmann peeks out and contemplates the abyss.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 03:05 PM

22. Yes. I suggested to my wife that we watch Fanny and Alexander

as our Christmas Movie. "No way," she said. So we're going to watch "Die Hard" again. It's also a Christmas movie.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:36 PM

7. Fucking psychopath:





The Washington Post pointed out that per the first lady’s office: “The choice of red is an extension of the pales, or stripes found in the presidential seal designed by our Founding Fathers. It is a symbol of valor and bravery.”

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:46 PM

18. She looks like she is preparing to be sacrificed in that photo.

It probably wasn't appropriate for her to wear white to her grammar school graduation. They don't want to call Jill Biden, Dr., I wonder if I can still refer to the first lady as the first madam?

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:58 PM

21. I like the design idea kinda; I DONT like the red...

As a whole, I happen to think most of them are hideously overdone and border on gaudy...

But I'm a minimalist so pretty much everyone's gonna disagree with me heh...

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 03:28 PM

24. Planet Melania has pink air.

All the trees are red.
Lots of people die there.
No one has a care.

(My apologies to the B-52s.)

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 06:18 PM

39. In retrospect, SOOOO creepy... kind of foreshadows the death ...

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:40 PM

8. The First Nudes dress is horrifying and her hair! Ick.

It looks like she fell into a dumpster full of unused trash decorations from Hobby Lobby for the WH, got lucky and also found a dress from the Goodwill.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 01:45 PM

10. The evil witch of Narnia nt

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:09 PM

11. To be fair, 2019 was a drastic improvement...

I’m guessing Malaria got some outside advice on the design of the fucking Christmas decorations last year.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:16 PM

12. That's not the sort of link that I would ever click. Where does it go?

 

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Response to Princess Turandot (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 03:41 PM

27. It was worth it just to see

Mr. T dressed as Santa.
This is the DU member formerly known as Dagstead Bumwood.

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Response to Dagstead Bumwood (Reply #27)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 04:22 PM

33. Yeah, Nancy owned that Christmas. "I saw mommy..."

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Response to nolabear (Reply #33)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 05:41 PM

37. I Hope "Mrs. Claus" wasn't too jealous.

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Response to Princess Turandot (Reply #16)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 04:37 PM

35. Thank you!

 

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:20 PM

13. I guess "they" prefer portraits of couples over family gatherings

for the official photos. Never could figure out who “they” were.

The red trees look like red uniformed soldiers lined up in the American White House. Like an inside joke between Malaria and who-knows.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:26 PM

14. Melania couldn't do a few nude photos to dress up the Xmas scenes at the White House ?

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:40 PM

17. That was fun! Thanks. One image that caught my eye was of Socks in 1993..

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/politics/g13943774/white-house-christmas-decorations/?fbclid=IwAR2YfMRwdWdGcNUhGcjuLCb8_9c196FTaVKYsHQewwFydK2LtmW8_uz0UHg&slide=28

One of my departed but still dear kitties would have turned that into a post-earthquake apocalyptic scene in about 90 seconds.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:48 PM

19. I like the Nixon trees the best

Honestly I preferred their decorations to the rest, although Laura Bush had a decent tree and the Michelle Obama’s trees were excellent.

And yes, the third lady Trump’s decorations were simply awful.

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Response to MissB (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 03:26 PM

23. I got a kick out of

the dime store stockings on their fireplace.

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Response to MissB (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 03:58 PM

29. I kinda like Lady Bird's tree with the flower garland.

It's so 1960s. I like her roadside wildflowers a whole lot more though.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 03:31 PM

25. I see what you mean. Michelle Obama shold've been impeached for showing

her arms in public like that!!

But seriously, what's up with Moronia in image 44? Was she going for Japanese horror film chique?
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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 03:37 PM

26. It's only 2018 that was really bad

But the Clinton's sticking gingerbread houses in the tree was also unsightly.
Melania's 2018 display was essentially soulless.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 03:54 PM

28. No joy. No heart.

No soul.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 04:11 PM

30. I remember the needlepointed ornaments from 1991!

I had just joined the American Needlepoint Guild which had made it a project for chapters to make those. I was a member at large since there were no chapters near me so I didn't make any.

Once the tree was revealed, I was disappointed - I thought the ornaments were too crammed together to appreciate.

Barbara Bush was an avid needlepointer - one of the ANG magazines had an article about a rug she had made. It takes a lot of dedication to stitch an entire rug!

For those who don't know, needlepoint is a specific type of needlework done on an open weave canvas, traditionally with wool yarn, though over the years the techniques and stitches have expanded as have the types of fibers used.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 04:14 PM

31. I like red trees - xmas at the nudie bar nt

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 04:16 PM

32. Everyone seems to have a different take on this.

 

Could you explain what, in particular, you wanted us to see?

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Response to AnnieG (Reply #32)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 05:09 PM

36. Everyone else got it from what I read

The coldness- the ugliness- of the Trump decor.

Soul sucking shit-

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Response to AnnieG (Reply #32)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 10:04 PM

40. Welcome to DU



I think it was the ugliness of Melania's decorations compared to the efforts of First Ladies of the past. I will say that the 2019 decorations were an improvement.

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #40)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:00 PM

42. Thank you kindly for the welcome. :-)

 

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 04:36 PM

34. What's notable about the squatter's photos is...

the only person in them is Mel. No Donny, no kid...

I bet they don’t even celebrate Christmas, because it would entail giving...something as alien, and foreign to the Trumps as Venusian unicorns.

Heck, even if they were all in a shot together, everyone would be scowling.

I think Melanoma does it because she thinks, “I am beautiful now, like anorexic supermodel on catwalk, yes”. Trump undoubtedly does it because there’s a little loser’s voice inside his head that says, “Must look tough, must be intimidating or Daddy won’t love me”.

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Response to essme (Original post)

Sun Dec 20, 2020, 06:06 PM

38. Nostalgia, and then a blank. It refused to reveal Melania's horrible renditions. nt

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Response to essme (Original post)

Mon Dec 21, 2020, 08:56 AM

41. I remember that 2015 tree




Obama's WH Christmas parties were always wonderful.
Here with Cecile Richards (Ann's daughter, and head of Planned Parenthood at the time).

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