WATCH LIVE: First Lady Melania Trump Receives White House Christmas Tree

The Trump family is getting an early start on Christmas.

Monday, First Lady Melania Trump will receive the official White House Christmas Tree during a ceremony outside the White House.

Normally, this event takes place the day after Thanksgiving. But the First Lady is expected to be down in Mar-a-Lago on Friday along with President Donald Trump, so the ceremony is being moved up to accommodate the family’s schedule.

The official White House tree — not to be confused with the much larger National Christmas Tree, which is displayed outdoors just south of the White House — is showcased in the Blue Room.

According to Fox Milwaukee, this year’s tree — a Balsam Fir which was grown in Wisconsin — stands approximately 19 1/2 feet. The family who donated this year’s Balsam Fir has donated the Blue Room tree twice before.

The event begins at 4:30 p.m. ET. Watch above, via the White House.

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