The White House previewed the decorations for the news media on Monday.
"In the article titled, "'She Didn't Want This Come Hell or High Water': "Inside Melania Trump's Secretive East Wing", writer Sarah Ellison spoke to one of Melania's friends who said that becoming first lady "isn't something she wanted and it isn't something he ever thought he'd win".
"Melania is not a skilled communicator", she wrote.
Of course, Melania is known for her stoic demeanor and maybe standing in the White House entryway, stone-faced with her arms at her side, was all part of her scheduled programming.More news: MSD launches United Kingdom hub as government announces industrial strategy
Stone suggested Melania had always been reluctant about her husband's rise to power - but perhaps saw it as something of a necessary evil.
The pair broke with tradition by living at Trump Tower in NY since the inauguration so that Barron, 11, could finish the school year.
Much of the decorating happened while the Melania and her husband, President Donald Trump, were at Mar-a-Lago for Thanksgiving holiday.
"I think he's missing a little bit of his old life", she said on The Ray D'Arcy Show Saturday.More news: Miss South Africa Crowned Miss Universe
More than 25.000 visitors will pass the threshold of the White House for the holidays, and in the kitchen, everybody is setting out details for the many parties that will take place there. She said, "It's not my thing, it's Donald's thing".
Singing a similar tune to her predecessor, Melania Trump warned, 'A lot of sugar right?' as she helped the group assemble gumdrop Christmas trees.
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But this year, Donald Trump fulfilled a campaign promise of sorts with his card.