JILL Biden once dressed up as the Grinch to celebrate Christmas – and now her first White House holiday decorations are being compared to the movie.
The first lady unveiled the official White House Christmas decorations on Monday, with this year’s theme “Gifts from the Heart”.
But her decorations have been already been slammed with one Twitter user commenting: “More like “Gifts from a small heart” because Biden is a Grinch!”
Another added: “BAH-HUMBUG ! The theme should have been from the “Grinch Who Stole Christmas”.”
And now a picture taken of Jill dressed as the Grinch in 2009 – the Dr Seuss character who plots to ruin Christmas – has resurfaced.
In the image Dr Biden appears in a Santa’s hat and jacket complete with the character’s famous green hair and a face mask.
The picture was shared by CNN reporter Kate Bennett who wrote: “This pic of @FLOTUS playing the Grinch in 2009 as second lady is pretty iconic.”
A follower replied: “It’s pretty “ironic” too.”
Other have praised the decor as “refreshing” and “elegant” and praised Dr Biden for a “tree in that house that isn’t gaudy or macabre.”
One notable decoration on the tree in the State Dining Room was the inclusion of a picture of Donald and Melania Trump.
The image was taken during Trump’s time in the White House and shows the couple welcoming the arrival of the tree that year.
Online, commentators noted the tree is “covered with framed photos of the Bidens and former first families at the White House during holidays”
CNN reporter Kate Bennett added: “@FLOTUS pulled many from her personal albums, never before seen publicly.”
Dr Biden also made sure to include pictures of the Obamas, the Kennedys, and the Roosevelts.
The first lady faced an awkward moment as she read a Christmas story to children on Monday after one boy told her about his dead hamster.
She had invited the youngsters to the White House to read from her picture book when one told her his pet had got stuck under a cage door.
“Oh my word. Ok, let’s move on to happier things,” Dr Biden replied.
There is a huge gingerbread White House that recognizes the efforts of frontline workers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
The executive mansion, including the Oval Office, was decorated with 41 Christmas trees, 2,000 yards of ribbon, and more than 10,000 ornaments while the Bidens were celebrating Thanksgiving.
Nearly 79,000 lights illuminate the trees, garlands, wreaths, and other holiday displays.
START OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON
The Bidens said: “As we celebrate our first holiday season in the White House, we are inspired by the Americans we have met across the country, time and again reminding us that our differences are precious and our similarities infinite.”
The arrival of the White House Christmas tree marks the start of the holiday festivities.
Melania Trump’s final White House Christmas display dubbed “America the Beautiful” was toned down and featured an array of red, white, and gold decorations.
But, in 2018, the cone-shaped, crimson trees that lined the White House corridors went viral online as they were compared to car washes.
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