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Twitter Wonders If the Night King Inspired White House Christmas Decorations

The Upside Down, the Babadook and Azkaban Prison are among Twitter users’ guesses for other inspirations

The White House might be telling America something about what to expect future Christmases to look like.

Over the weekend, White House FLOTUS Communications Director Stephanie Grisham tweeted a photo showing off First Lady Melania Trump’s first turn decorating the White House for the holidays.

While most of the images are white, bright and festive, one in particular struck Twitter users as a bit odd.


One can’t help but assume this surprisingly bleak, “Sleepy Holow”-esque approach is a post-apocalyptic vision of the holiday.

Maybe this is what a nuclear winter wonderland would look like if Donald Trump decides to use those weapons, as he has repeatedly remarked about doing? Or perhaps it’s a post-climate change take on Christmas trees and snow now that Trump has backed the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accords?

Of course, users on Twitter had their own ideas of what the White House decor was going for.

A few people saw video game inspirations in the scene, like this one figured the image would be right at home in the 1993 demonic shooter game “Doom.”


It also shares a lot of elements with the Upside Down from “Stranger Things.”


Maybe the White House is just teasing everyone with the Night King’s vision for the future from Season 8 of “Game of Thrones.”

Or perhaps the White House has a big fan following for “Twin Peaks.”


A “Christmas at Azkaban” look from “Harry Potter” is certainly a unique one.




Does the White House have a hedge maze like the Overlook Hotel of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining?” Maybe this is the first step in a planned, themed addition.

The Secret Service had best keep Barron Trump away from any rooms marked 237.

Halloween Town in “A Nightmare Before Christmas” did throw a pretty impressive Christmas party.