Melania Trump smiles as she welcomes White House Christmas tree for the last time

Melania Trump welcomed the White House Christmas Tree on Monday as the Trumps prepare to kick off their final holiday season at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  

Winston and Ben - two Clydesdales - trotted up the north driveway with a wagon in tow to deliver the tree to the first lady.

Melania, wearing a black and white checked Balenciaga coat, black gloves and black high-heeled boots, walked around the wagon to examine the tree. 

She, smiled, waved and said 'Merry Christmas' after she finished her walk about. She did not wear a face mask during the short, outdoor event. 

The White House Christmas tree is an 18 and 1/2 foot tall Fraser fir and is from Dan and Bryan Trees in West Virginia. 

It will sit in the Blue Room of the White House as the center of the holiday decorations and its height is specifically chosen to fit that room.

The atmosphere was festive was a brass section of the Marine Corps Band playing Christmas carols, including 'Oh Christmas Tree.' 

The first lady's office will soon unveil the White House Christmas decorations and theme, which will be Melania Trump's last major act as first lady.

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