Jill Biden, First Lady, was criticized Monday for her holiday decorations. One user asked, “Where is the color?” Another labelled the White House Christmas tree “ugly,” while a third wished for the more glamorous touch of Melania Trump, Melania’s predecessor.
Shortly before unveiling decorations in other areas of the executive mansion, the first lady tweeted a picture of the 18-foot Fraser fir tree in Blue Room.
“Where’s the color? Looks like a giant tree with night lights all over it,” one Twitter user wrote.
Where's the color? Looks like a giant tree with night lights all over it.— Chris Tucker (@wormrod91) November 29, 2021
Others were harsher in their criticism.
“Ugly pagan Christmas tree btw,” one tweeted.
Ugly pagan Christmas tree btw— 565656565656 (@DanielJ10756440) November 29, 2021
Unfavorably, one user compared the tree with the one that graced the White House during John F. Kennedy’s presidency.
“I kind of miss normal Christmas decorations though,” the person tweeted, sharing a photo of Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy standing in front of a tree decorated with candy canes, ornaments and candles.
I kind of miss normal Christmas decorations though. pic.twitter.com/IOAO0PyihN— theresa blue state girl (@theresapelegano) November 29, 2021
Another called the decorations surrounding the White House East Wing “commercial ugly” while describing Trump’s decorations as “beautiful.”
“Melania always oversaw beautiful Christmas decorations at the White House. It may not have been her favorite task but they were tasteful & lovely. Critics went out of their way to slam her. This us [sic] tasteless crap the $1 store wouldn’t put up. Fake presents/commercial ugly,” they said.
Melania Trump, the first lady, was harshly criticized for her decorations 40 blood red trees. Many compared them to the background in horror films.
Trump at the time defended decor, saying that “everyone has a different style.”
Dozens of social media users likewise praised Biden’s decorations, calling them “normal” or a “beautiful contrast” to the last administration’s.
The white-lit tree, which arrived from Jefferson, North Carolina last week, is decorated with silver and gold ornaments and brightly lit by white lights. White doves are also displayed on the tree, listing all US territories and states in alphabetical order.