Ahead of her first holiday season in Washington, Melania Trump gave the nation its first look at the White House's Christmas decorations this week.
Along with a wide array of giant brightly lit trees, decorated treats and a massive gingerbread house, a theme of "The Nutcracker Suite" adorns parts of the White House, complete with trees and matching crystal ornaments.
Most of the decorations seemed to sit well with most people, but it turns out things get a little different after dark, especially in the East Colonnade.
It turns out a nighttime photo showing the hall decked with large white pots loaded with white branches that seem to stretch to the ceiling inspires a reaction much closer to "no, no, no" than a festive "ho, ho, ho" across parts of social media.
It's a photo that has inspired many memes that'd probably land people on Santa's naughty list.
Come and play with us, Barron— Yung $uicidal Tho✟s (@ZANTrav) November 27, 2017
And ever pic.twitter.com/G2ld524ZKU
why do the White House Christmas decorations look like Voldemort is about to come back pic.twitter.com/nF0GxCaxUq— Kate Gray 🇨🇦 (@hownottodraw) November 27, 2017
I really did not expect the Suspiria remake to be so edgy. pic.twitter.com/LOiznA7nxY— Look out honey coz Im using technology (@MrPaulDuane) November 28, 2017
Melania: So I'd like the overall vibe to be half "Merry Christmas," half "A creepy clown is about to jump out from behind a desiccated bush and bludgeon you to death with your father's femur"— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) November 27, 2017
Interior decorator: ... pic.twitter.com/5VqfZT6xuT
Melania deciding to add dementors to the White House Christmas decorations was a nice touch. pic.twitter.com/BviKcHKUk3— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) November 28, 2017
Here's Melania's decoration video set to the theme song from "Halloween" pic.twitter.com/a0Xezd7GwK— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 27, 2017
Is it just me, or do Melania’s White House Christmas decorations remind you of another family that had to put up with a dad who lost his mind? pic.twitter.com/ag2DLAD9lC— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) November 28, 2017