The Grand Foyer and Cross Hall are decorated with “The Nutcracker Suite” theme during a media preview of the 2017 holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The White House officially began the 2017 holiday season Monday morning as first lady Melania Trump unveiled Christmas, Hanukkah and other seasonal decorations throughout the house.

Trump chose to honor the White House’s 200-year-old tradition of celebrating the winter holidays, and this year’s theme is called “Time-Honored Traditions.” White House Christmas parties date back to 1800 when President John Adams and his wife, Abigail Adams, hosted the first soiree.

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