EXCLUSIVE: Transvestites, Mao And Obama Ornaments Decorate White House Christmas Tree by Capitol Confidential Why let a holiday season come between the White House and making some political statements? The White House pegged controversial designer Simon Doonan to oversee the Christmas decorations for the White House. Mr. Doonan, who is creative director of Barneyâs New York has often caused a stir with his design choices. Like his naughty yuletide window display of Margaret Thatcher as a dowdy dominatrix and Dan Quayle as a ventriloquistâs dummy. For this yearâs White House, he didnât disappoint. These photos of ornaments on the White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room were taken just days ago. Of course, Mao has his place in the White House. And, of course, it wouldnât be Christmas without an ornament of legendary transvestite Hedda Lettuce. And, so soon after collecting the Nobel Peace Prize, why wouldnât the White House have an ornament super-imposing President Obama onto Mt. Rushmore: All around, a very Barry Christmas!