VIDEO: Melania Trump welcomes White House Christmas tree, an 18.5-foot-tall Fraser fir from WV

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- First lady Melania Trump on Monday welcomed the arrival of this year's White House Christmas tree, an 18 1/2-foot Fraser fir from West Viriginia.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump waves as she receives the 2020 White House Christmas Tree November 23, 2020 at the White House in Washington, DC. The 18 foot tall Fraser Fir from West Virginia will be decorated and displayed in the Blue Room of the White House for this holiday season.
U.S. first lady Melania Trump waves as she receives the 2020 White House Christmas Tree November 23, 2020 at the White House in Washington, DC. The 18 foot tall Fraser Fir from West Virginia will be decorated and displayed in the Blue Room of the White House for this holiday season. Photo credit Alex Wong/Getty Images
U.S. first lady Melania Trump waves as she receives the 2020 White House Christmas Tree November 23, 2020 at the White House in Washington, DC. The 18 foot tall Fraser Fir from West Virginia will be decorated and displayed in the Blue Room of the White House for this holiday season.
U.S. first lady Melania Trump waves as she receives the 2020 White House Christmas Tree November 23, 2020 at the White House in Washington, DC. The 18 foot tall Fraser Fir from West Virginia will be decorated and displayed in the Blue Room of the White House for this holiday season. Photo credit Alex Wong/Getty Images

"Merry Christmas," Melania told reporters. Unlike in past years, neither the president nor son Barron, 14, joined her.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump waves as she receives the 2020 White House Christmas Tree November 23, 2020 at the White House in Washington, DC. The 18 foot tall Fraser Fir from West Virginia will be decorated and displayed in the Blue Room of the White House for this holiday season.
U.S. first lady Melania Trump waves as she receives the 2020 White House Christmas Tree November 23, 2020 at the White House in Washington, DC. The 18 foot tall Fraser Fir from West Virginia will be decorated and displayed in the Blue Room of the White House for this holiday season. Photo credit Alex Wong/Getty Images

Two large Clydesdale horses brought the tree up the White House’s northern driveway in a wagon as the U.S. Marine band played "O Tannenbaum" and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing." Melania walked around the wagon and inspected the tree, which will go in the White House's Blue Room.

The tree comes from Dan and Bryan Tree Farm, and owners Dan and Anne Taylor attended the event.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump waves as she receives the 2020 White House Christmas Tree November 23, 2020 at the White House in Washington, DC. The 18 foot tall Fraser Fir from West Virginia will be decorated and displayed in the Blue Room of the White House for this holiday season.
U.S. first lady Melania Trump waves as she receives the 2020 White House Christmas Tree November 23, 2020 at the White House in Washington, DC. The 18 foot tall Fraser Fir from West Virginia will be decorated and displayed in the Blue Room of the White House for this holiday season. Photo credit Alex Wong/Getty Images
U.S. first lady Melania Trump waves as she receives the 2020 White House Christmas Tree November 23, 2020 at the White House in Washington, DC. The 18 foot tall Fraser Fir from West Virginia will be decorated and displayed in the Blue Room of the White House for this holiday season.
U.S. first lady Melania Trump waves as she receives the 2020 White House Christmas Tree November 23, 2020 at the White House in Washington, DC. The 18 foot tall Fraser Fir from West Virginia will be decorated and displayed in the Blue Room of the White House for this holiday season. Photo credit Alex Wong/Getty Images