While it may seem like Christmas is excruciatingly far away, TV channels like , , and Hallmark have already announced their holiday programming lineups. Even though it's August, we just learned about another opportunity to celebrate the most wonderful time of year—in a very official way.
First Lady Melania Trump has announced that she's looking for people to help bring Christmas to the White House. According to from the White House, Melania is looking for regional musicians, like high school bands, choirs and holiday entertainers, to perform at Holiday Open Houses throughout the month of December. All confirmed applicants will be assigned a particular date and time for their performance, and the is September 17.
For those who are a little less musically inclined, there's also an opportunity to decorate the White House. Volunteers should by September 3, and be sure to note if you have any previous relatable work experience.
The first lady's spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, said the recruitment of volunteers to help with the holidays is not new. And as previously reported, more than 150 volunteers from 29 states spent 1,600 hours helping to deck the White House halls for the 2017 holiday season.
Deesha Dyer, the White House social secretary for the Obama administration, explained the decorating process in a . "We have the hard task of sorting through a bulk of eager, everyday citizens who want to volunteer to help us decorate. We read lots of fun and creative letters," she wrote. "The volunteers show up the Friday after Thanksgiving and work tirelessly with the designers, White House Executive Residence team, Social Office and so many others to get it all ready! It’s a team effort to bring it all together."
While the theme of last year's decor was "Time-Honored Traditions," there's been no word on what this year's theme will be. But don't worry―there are just three more months until we find out.
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