"The video showed over a dozen occasions of the Obamas publicly sharing such wishes, which came shortly after Trump pledged that the US will celebrate "'merry Christmas' again". The theme of the White House holiday decorations this year is 'Time-Honored Traditions'.
- The Trump family is getting ready to celebrate their first Christmas in the White House, and first lady Melania Trump has already decked the halls.
"We want to wish everybody a merry Christmas, a happy New Year, have unbelievable holidays, and we are now going to light a very lovely tree", said Trump.
"Now as the president of the United States, its my tremendous honour to finally wish America and the world a very Merry Christmas", Trump said, as the audience cheered.
Trump has repeatedly taken shots at Obama for not wishing the country a "Merry Christmas", both before and after he took office.
Former US President Ulysses S. Grant signed legislation marking Christmas as a national holiday. Trump has vowed to put "Christmas" back at the centre of the holidays.More news: Allardyce wants ex-Liverpool duo in Everton setup
Among the Christmas, standards are an 18-by-6-foot (5.5-by-1.8-meter) Balsam fir from Wisconsin in the traditional spot in the Blue Room, decorated with ornaments bearing the seals of every state and USA territory.
Despite apologising for the comments in the run-up to the election past year, the President has told allies the voice was not actually his, according to The New York Times.
Jennifer Pickens, an expert on White House East Wing traditions, predicted that Mrs Trump's window wreaths will become another tradition that no future first lady will want to end.
The holiday celebrations get underway Monday with a party for the volunteer decorators and will continue into December with receptions and parties - sometimes two a day - for the next several weeks, including a party Friday for the news media. Each one of us is a child of God.
Melania Trump celebrates the 95th National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.
At last year's ceremony, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle feted Kelly Clarkson, Eva Longoria, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Marc Anthony and Chance the Rapper. There is also a gingerbread house, candy, and arts and crafts for the more than 25,000 visitors expected to pass through during the holiday season.