The White House wasn't exactly broken up about CNN's decision.
"With Trump as your president, we are going to be celebrating "Merry Christmas" again, and it's going to be done with a big, handsome tax cut", he told the cheering crowd.
"She really does look like an angel", they proclaimed. The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is 'Time-Honored Traditions'. More than 25,000 visitors are expected to tour the White House for the holidays and the kitchen is ready: a total of 31,000 cookies have been baked, including 15,000 sugar cookies. "On behalf of my husband and Barron, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season", said the first lady.
This week, MSNBC's Chris Hayes chose to troll President Trump, who has declared that he's bringing back "Merry Christmas", by playing a compilation of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama saying "Merry Christmas".
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According to the White House Historical Association, the first Christmas tree in the White House was placed in the Yellow Oval Room on second floor in 1889, during the Benjamin Harrison administration.
It was in that first year that organizers officially deemed the tree the "National Christmas Tree".
"You go to the department stores and you see, "happy new year" and you see red, and you see snow and you see all these things".
The Trump Family also unveiled its official White House Christmas card Monday, as part of a tradition that dates back to 1953. In Trump's view, the move toward the use of the more inclusive "happy holidays" phrase minimized the Christian celebration.
At last year's ceremony, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle feted Kelly Clarkson, Eva Longoria, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Marc Anthony and Chance the Rapper.