This photograph of the East Room was taken by Matthew D'Agostino on December 2, 2019 during a press preview of the White House holiday decor. The decorations in the East Room honored bravery, perseverance, and the American flag. Glimmering trees were topped with gilded eagles and trimmed with patriotic stars and ribbons. The trees flanked the crèche and the portraits of George and Martha Washington.
The holiday theme for 2019 was The Spirit of America, which recognized the United States' rich history and traditions. Designed by First Lady Melania Trump, the White House decorations paid tribute to the individuals who have shaped the country and kept the American spirit alive, drawing inspiration from the hard working people and families Mrs. Trump met on her travels as first lady.