Melania Trump's 'creepy' White House Christmas decorations are brutally mocked by Twitter and the media, as critics compare the 'blood red' trees to The Shining and The Handmaid's Tale (25 Pics)

Melania Trump unveiled the White House Christmas decorations this week, and for the second year in a row, both the media and social media users mercilessly mocking the first lady's 'scary' decor — this time claiming the 'blood red' trees are reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale and The Shining.
The 48-year-old skipped the traditional press preview of the decorations on Monday, and, instead, tweeted a nearly one-minute-long video of herself walking through the rooms, which have since been dubbed everything from 'creepy' to a 'nightmare.'
Melania's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said the first lady decided 'to let the decorations speak for themselves,' and while she wasn't there to explain her design choices, critics were quick to jump in with their own theories and memes ridiculing this year's theme, 'American Treasures.'


The White House stated that the theme 'honors the unique heritage of America,' and each room 'shines with the spirit of patriotism.'


Red plays heavily in the decor, which includes 14,000 crimson ornaments on 29 trees in the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall as well as 40 cranberry-covered trees that line the East Colonnade.
'The choice of red is an extension of the pales, or stripes, found in the presidential seal designed by our Founding Fathers. It’s a symbol of valor and bravery,' the White House explained. 
However, many people saw the red trees in a different light. They compared them to the red handmaids dresses worn by the women forced into sexual slavery in The Handmaid's Tale and the blood that flows down the hallway in the 1980 horror film The Shining.
'So Melania decorated the White House for Christmas - with blood red trees right out of The Shining: Holiday Version. #ThisIsReal,' Stephen A. Rhodes tweeted. 
Jason O. Gilbert imagined a White House aide telling Melania that there is a perception that she doesn't care about children and her responding: 'Get me the blood-red nightmare Christmas trees with NO ORNAMENTS OR PRESENTS.'
'Never one to be wasteful, Melania took the robes of fallen handmaids and turned them into Christmas trees. Praise be!' Justin Kirkland commented. 
And Laura Bassett added: 'The image of Melania walking alone through the bloody handmaid trees seriously made my morning.'
Meanwhile, several media outlets dedicated entire articles to tearing apart the decorations.






















Melania Trump's 'creepy' White House Christmas decorations are brutally mocked by Twitter and the media, as critics compare the 'blood red' trees to The Shining and The Handmaid's Tale (25 Pics) Melania Trump's 'creepy' White House Christmas decorations are brutally mocked by Twitter and the media, as critics compare the 'blood red' trees to The Shining and The Handmaid's Tale (25 Pics) Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 04:03 Rating: 5

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