Back in the days before the Cultural Marxists took over public education, a group of Washington D.C. schoolchildren got the idea to display a Christmas scene at the White House. Then-President Coolidge deferred the decision to his wife, and she liked the idea. Thus began an annual tradition of having a national Christmas Tree. In Coolidge's day, electric lighting was a fairly new technology, but some local engineering students worked out the system. (As a side note, that too started the trend for electric Christmas lights).
During the Deep-State years, the tradition really lost a lot of its meaning. President Obama, for example, made a bigger deal of lighting the White House in rainbow-flag colors than he ever did about Christmas Trees. Most Liberals actually dislike Christmas and what it represents. It's not uncommon in many Left-Wing jurisdictions that the local governments discourage Christmas celebrations and displays. Let's simply say that they carry more of the spirit of the Pharisees and Sadducees than of the Three Wise Men and leave it at that.
President Trump however, unashamedly brought back the Christmas traditions to the White House; and Melania really outdid herself designing this display:
Trump addressed the assembled onlookers with this remarkable statement: "The Christmas Story begins 2,000 years ago with a mother, a father, their baby son, and the most extraordinary gift of all---the gift of God's Love for all humanity. Whatever our beliefs, we know that the Birth of Jesus Christ and the story of His Life forever changed the course of human history."
We say 'remarkable' because it seems like ages since we've actually heard a US President speak favorably of Christianity. Also, the way he mentioned St. Joseph and the Virgin Mary in the context of traditional families. To underscore that point, Trump concluded his message, saying: "Especially tonight, I want to thank America's families. At Christmastide more than ever, we are reminded that the family is the bedrock of American life."
The perverts in the Corporate Media naturally guffawed over these words. They made fools of themselves trying to distract public attention with World AIDS Awareness Day. For the last few years---while they were pushing homo acceptance and so-called 'marriage equality---we never heard a peep out of them about the AIDS epidemic. The AIDS virus apparently goes dormant whenever homosexuals demand political concessions.
Leaving their gloomy reflections aside, the Christmas Tree Celebration this year is a statement that the new Administration is on the side of normal, mainstream Americans again. For the first time in a long time, it's officially OK to be a Christian; to have a normal two-parent family; and to have public holidays in America honoring these things. It's important to have days like these because these are times to consider and be thankful for things like religion and family---fundamentals that we often take for granted. Before Christ's Advent the Law of Moses commanded "Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy". Moses understood human nature and understood that we needed a holy day to bring us to remembrance of the fundamentals on which our lives are based.
That is what made the 2017 Tree Lighting so special. This year, it was a ceremony with some substance and looking towards the future; not merely symbolic of some quaint traditions, as previous presidents have been treating it.