The White House Took A Big Risk With Holiday Decorations This Year

Behold, Make America Great Again Horror Story: Asylum

By Kady Ruth Ashcraft ·

The current weather, a balmy 60°, might not usher in the holiday cheer we’re used to this time of year, but luckily the nation has decked its halls in festive celebration. From the Rockefeller Christmas tree to the foyer of the White House, it is undeniable that Christmas time is nigh. What’s that? Oh, the White House Christmas decorations aren’t joyful and merry but instead reminiscent of a nightmarish hellscape? Interesting. Let’s take a look.

Is this an homage to the Upside Down?

Ah yes, it looks like what is supposed to be a magical winter wonderland during the daytime turns into a post-apocalyptic horrorshow once the lights are dimmed. Now, I’m not a professional decorator by any means (I can’t even untangle twinkle lights) but lighting the thin scraggly branches from underneath so that they cast Jack Skellington shadows on the ceiling feels like it’s working against the Christmas spirit.

Twitter user, Brian Gaar, noted the similarity between the hallway decorations and meeting your impending demise in video games.

Other themes the White House might have purposefully been going for are, "Post-War-on-Christmas," “Nuclear Wonderland," “District 12 Holiday Bazaar," “Santa’s Workshop Exploits Its Laborers" and “Make America Great Again Horror Story: Asylum.”

But you know what? Props to the White House decorator who took such a big risk this year. It’s absolutely terrifying but it does have people talking, and that’s what counts.

Kady Ruth Ashcraft

Kady Ruth Ashcraft is a writer, comedian, filmmaker, and Amtrak Princess. Follow her on twitter @kadyrabbit and tweet her pictures of your pets.

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