AP PHOTOS: White House holiday theme is 'American treasures'

The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room during the Christmas press preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26,

The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room during the Christmas press preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26,

Topiary trees line the East colonnade during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Christmas has a

Topiary trees line the East colonnade during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Christmas has a

The gingerbread house, showcasing the full expanse of the National Mall: the Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Mon

The gingerbread house, showcasing the full expanse of the National Mall: the Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Mon

The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov

The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov

The Grand Foyer and Cross Hall leading into the Blue Room and the official White House Christmas tree are viewed during the 2018 Christmas preview at

The Grand Foyer and Cross Hall leading into the Blue Room and the official White House Christmas tree are viewed during the 2018 Christmas preview at

The First Family's official Christmas ornament is seen during the press preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Christmas has

The First Family's official Christmas ornament is seen during the press preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Christmas has

A wreath made of "Be Best" pencils is seen in the Red Room during a 2018 Christmas preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Ch

A wreath made of "Be Best" pencils is seen in the Red Room during a 2018 Christmas preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Ch

The Red Room, with the theme to celebrate America's Children, is seen during the 2018 Christmas preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov.

The Red Room, with the theme to celebrate America's Children, is seen during the 2018 Christmas preview at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov.

The gingerbread house, showcasing the full expanse of the National Mall: the Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Mon

The gingerbread house, showcasing the full expanse of the National Mall: the Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Washington Mon

A detail of the official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington,

A detail of the official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room during the 2018 Christmas Press Preview at the White House in Washington,

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2018 White House holiday decor features a theme of "American Treasures."

Decorations include a tree trimmed by Gold Star families — those killed in military service — as well as an array of topiary trees and mantelpieces featuring the skylines of New York City, St. Louis, Chicago and San Francisco.

Also on display are the customary gingerbread house and the traditional White House tree, which stands at 18 feet (5.5 meters) tall.

First lady Melania Trump tweeted a video showing her walking among this year's holiday decorations, which also include an ornament emblazoned with the slogan for her child well-being campaign, Be Best.

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