White House Wednesdays

A Daily Caller Op-Ed, 12/5/2019. https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/05/pickens-melania-trump-christmas/ “The Spirit of America” is bright, peaceful and bold in the beautiful 2019 White House Christmas decorations selected by First Lady Melania Trump. Walking through the White House this year, one cannot help but be reminded of our nation’s proud heritage and take special pride in being inside the… Read More


  The tradition of lighting the National Christmas Tree dates back to 1923 with President Calvin Coolidge, and tonight President and Mrs. Trump continue that tradition in President’s Park just outside the White House grounds in the Ellipse. In conjunction with the National Parks Service and National Parks Foundation, the annual event drew thousands of… Read More


  Today the White House announced its Christmas theme for the 2017 holiday season, “Time-Honored Traditions”. First Lady Melania Trump selected this poignant theme paying homage to the past first families who made the White House their home with 200 years of beautiful Christmas traditions inside the White House. “The President, Barron, and I are… Read More


As I am going through my most favorite White House Gingerbread houses, I have to think of course about my good friend Roland Mesnier, the fabulous Executive Pastry Chef that created masterpieces for foreign heads of State as well as the President, his family and friends – and many times the fabulous staff that serve… Read More