Mrs Trump has faced repeated suggestions that she was a reluctant first lady since Donald Trump was elected just over a year ago.
This yearâ€™s official theme "Time-Honored Traditions", is meant to pay homage to over 200 years of White House holiday celebrations.
"She was very clearly the one who said, 'Either run or don't run, ' " explained Roger Stone, a veteran Republican consultant and an early Trump adviser. For the always inscrutable Melania Trump, it was a moment to stand conspicuously still, emoting absolutely nothing, as the dancers twirled through a beloved holiday classic.
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'She's attractive, like an angel!' one young boy remarked, as the first lady - who's cream-colored belted dress with bell sleeves could have been worn by a tree topper - walked into the East Room to help a group of kids make garland.
The pair broke with tradition by living at Trump Tower in NY since the inauguration so that Barron, 11, could finish the school year. "It's Donald's thing.' And I think she understood he was going to be unhappy if he didn't run".
"The decorations are up!" she wrote on Twitter.
First lady Melania Trump takes a walk through the East Wing of the White House, showing off the holiday decorations.
Count Melania Trump among those surprised that her husband won the presidency. The mother of Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric Trump was overheard at a party in 2015, talking about her ex-husband's presidential prospects.