Melania Trump shows off new look as she welcomes White House Christmas tree

Melania Trump smiled as she welcomed a Christmas tree into the White House for the last time.

The maskless First Lady debuted a new blonde haircut when she got into the party mood.

It comes after she was caught on tape earlier this year complaining, “Who cares about Christmas stuff?”

Melania will decorate the historic mansion before handing over the role of First Lady to Dr. Jill Biden in January.

Melania started the holiday season at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and appeared in a black and white Balenciaga coat, black gloves and black heeled boots.

She walked around the 5-foot-tall Fraser Fir to inspect it after having it delivered by a wagon pulled by two Clydesdales.

The huge tree will sit in the Blue Room of the White House while officials plan the traditional festive celebrations at Trump’s house.

Decorating for Christmas will be Melania’s last major role as First Lady.

She was caught on a secret recording earlier this year confiding in her former friend and co-worker Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, where she moaned, “I’m working like a – my a ** off – with Christmas stuff you know.”

Melania Trump

And she sniffed, “Who cares about Christmas stuff and decorations? But I have to do it, right?

“Okay, and then I do it and I say I’m busy with Christmas and plans for Christmas and they said, ‘Oh, what about the kids being divorced?’

Give me a ****** break. Did they say something when Obama did that?

Melania Trump

“I can’t go, I tried to reunite the boy with the mother. I didn’t have a chance, I have to go through the process and the law.”

The tapes were released when Wolkoff appeared on CNN in October, hours before Melania tested positive for Covid-19 with husband Donald.

But the departing First Lady seemed to have put that behind her as she waved happily and wished photographers a Merry Christmas.

Melania Trump

The festive atmosphere was well and truly going when a brass band played Christmas carols, including ‘Oh Christmas Tree’.

Trump, America’s 45th President, lost the November election to Democrat Joe Biden.

The president-elect will take over from Trump in January, who has refused to give in.