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Barron Trump Missing From Family Chrismas Card (Photo)

| by David Bonner

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have revealed their official Christmas card for 2017.

The first lady debuted the card on Twitter on Dec. 14, reports Empty World.

In the caption accompanying the Trump's Christmas card photo, the first lady tweeted: Merry Christmas from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania [email protected] & @FLOTUS are seen Tuesday, December 5, in their official 2017 Christmas portrait, in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, D.C."

However, some observers on social media wondered why the Trumps' youngest son, 11-year-old Barron Trump, was not included in the picture.

"This Christmas...Barron Trump is HOME ALONE!" said one commenter, referring to popular 1990 movie of the same name. 

The hashtag "Where's Barron" also made an appearance.

For the photo, the first lady wore a sleeveless, long, black dress, with pointed black stilettos, while the president wore a black tuxedo with a matching bow tie. 

They are seen smiling, hand in hand, standing in front of the White House double doors, with two Christmas trees on either side, each of which is covered in fake snow.

Prior to unveiling the photo, the White House debuted a video of Melania Trump getting the property ready for the holidays, decorating the trees, preparing wreaths, and supervising the baking of cookies. 

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Stephanie Grisham, director of communications for the first lady's office, confirmed via tweet that a huge gingerbread house was also prepared, constructed from 300 pounds of dough, reports Time.

Also on display are former President Ronald Reagan's china and former President Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1866 edition of "A Christmas Carol."

More details on the decorations are provided by The Daily Beast, which reports that also on display are 71 wreaths, 53 Christmas trees, more than 18,000 lights, more than 12,000 ornaments, over 3,100 yards of ribbon and more than 1,000 feet of garland.

The Daily Beast's Tim Teeman thought it was overkill, however, and declared it the "creepiest home space in America," comparing it to scenery from a Tim Burton movie and recommending that the first lady keep the Christmas decorations up for next Halloween. 

In addition to the card and video, Melania Trump also issued an official Christmas statement, reports Time. "The President, Barron, and I are very excited for our first Christmas in the White House," she said. "As with many families across the country, holiday traditions are very important to us. I hope when visiting the People's House this year, visitors will get a sense of being home for the holidays."

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