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Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:00 AM

All the nightmares inspired by the White House's blood-red Christmas trees

All collected By Avi Selk at the Washington Post

It’s still a month until Christmas, but at the Trump White House, it’s never too early to start inducing flashbacks to phantasmal nightmares from our shared cultural memory.

To be fair, the hallway of arterial-red stalagmites — which we are told are actually berry-covered trees — look less sinister in an artist’s rendering, which is how they first appear in the video first lady Melania Trump released Monday, as the White House unveiled its holiday decorations.

But in the very next scene, Trump walks through the crimson forest in a dark overcoat, unfortunately recalling Aunt Lydia’s inspection of red-robed slaves in the dystopian TV show, “A Handmaid’s Tale.”

















Moving into nonfiction horror, The Washington Post’s Rick Noack reports that there’s a real “red forest” around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. That one was caused by lethal radioactivity, rather than festive berries. Red is also the color of Danish Christmas trees infected by a mysterious disease, Noack writes.


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https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2018/11/27/all-nightmares-inspired-by-white-houses-blood-red-christmas-trees/?utm_term=.db4310fec7f7

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FSogol Nov 2018 OP
d_r Nov 2018 #1
FSogol Nov 2018 #2
Jeffersons Ghost Nov 2018 #3
Donkees Nov 2018 #4
Sanity Claws Nov 2018 #5
Donkees Nov 2018 #6
Sanity Claws Nov 2018 #7
FSogol Nov 2018 #8
Bayard Nov 2018 #9

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:08 AM

1. WAIT I GET IT!!

She is doing multi-year heat miser and cold miser!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I give Melania credit: No other First Lady ever made the White House Christmas look so much like the Circles of Hell. <a href="https://t.co/VHfbmgUr6d">pic.twitter.com/VHfbmgUr6d</a></p>— Abaddon (@BacchusFan) <a href="
?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 26, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Response to d_r (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:09 AM

2. LOL. n.t

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:14 AM

3. LOL! K&R

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:18 AM

4. It's as if twitter has never seen winterberry holly at Christmas

Or considered that many of the White House Christmas designers from across the country have volunteered their work through several administrations. I appreciate their work and I do like the winterberry trees.

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Response to Donkees (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:31 AM

5. Winterberry hollies are shrubs and not large trees

Also they are not full like the ones at the WH. They look sparse with berries strung along the branches.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:42 AM

6. They are branches assembled into topiary shapes.

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Response to Donkees (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 11:45 AM

7. And I don't like them

Apparently we have very different tastes.

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Response to Donkees (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 12:27 PM

8. One or two among other decorations would be nice and not give off the "wolves eating grandma" vibe.



Melania lives in a cold, barren, joyless world of her own making.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2018, 12:38 PM

9. Next year's trees will be black.

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