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.
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) November 27, 2017
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.
Deck the hells pic.twitter.com/FB8V9i4g8Y
— Alan Ryan (@Alotron) November 27, 2017
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.”
I don't know what you all are talking about, I think The White House looks LOVELY. pic.twitter.com/clLxK7qi05
— Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) November 28, 2017
It also shares a lot of elements with the Upside Down from “Stranger Things.”
Melania Trump's White House Christmas decor looks awesome if you add the Babadook pic.twitter.com/mQ3sTt5NFm
— Hubert Vigilla, which rhymes with "Vubert Higilla" (@HubertVigilla) November 28, 2017
White House kind of going for a different holiday feel this year. pic.twitter.com/FsktsGcOB5
— Schooley (@Rschooley) November 27, 2017
Maybe the White House is just teasing everyone with the Night King’s vision for the future from Season 8 of “Game of Thrones.”
The Black Lodge Christmas theme for the White House is a bold choice. But I like it. pic.twitter.com/lgVdqxnvbo
— Maggie Serota (@maggieserota) November 27, 2017
Or perhaps the White House has a big fan following for “Twin Peaks.”
The great thing about the White House Christmas decoration is that you probably didn’t even realise it was upside down until I told you. pic.twitter.com/uGOZD6ortd
— The No Show (@The_No_Show) November 28, 2017
Melania deciding to add dementors to the White House Christmas decorations was a nice touch. pic.twitter.com/BviKcHKUk3
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) November 28, 2017
A “Christmas at Azkaban” look from “Harry Potter” is certainly a unique one.
It seriously looks like the theme for White House Christmas this year is The Ghost of Christmases Yet to Come pic.twitter.com/qCRga7hPGg
— Arthur Chu (@arthur_affect) November 28, 2017
This year’s White House holiday theme is self-awareness pic.twitter.com/hnLdw5KmPg
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) November 28, 2017
They turned our White House into a cemetery. Seems fitting. pic.twitter.com/niZ4NjAjXo
— BWD ???? (@IrisRimon) November 28, 2017
White House looking like the last save point before you fight the final boss pic.twitter.com/3u5vUkRqIG
— Brian Gaar (@briangaar) November 28, 2017
— zb (@ZacBentz) November 27, 2017
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.
Come and play with us, Barron
And ever pic.twitter.com/G2ld524ZKU
— Yung $uicidal Tho✟s (@ZANTrav) November 27, 2017
The Secret Service had best keep Barron Trump away from any rooms marked 237.
I photoshopped Jack Skellington into Melania's Christmas decor and honestly I like it now. pic.twitter.com/hqx1QYBGhI
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) November 27, 2017
Halloween Town in “A Nightmare Before Christmas” did throw a pretty impressive Christmas party.
The White House is decorated like the gate to Mordor, but at least we can say "Merry Christmas" again!
— Devin (@devbost) November 28, 2017