Creepy photo of White House Christmas decorations goes viral

The White House released a video of Melania Trump preparing the presidential residence for the holidays on Monday -- and one photo of the ornate decorations has people freaking out.

Stephanie Grisham, the White House director of communications for the first lady, tweeted out a sneak peek of one of the White House chambers in all its festive glory on Sunday.

Grisham's photo shows multiple tall bundles of white twigs lining a long hallway that leads to a fully-decked-out Christmas evergreen.

Unfortunately, the particularly spooky lighting and angle of Grisham's photo make the White House look more like a haunted house than a winter wonderland.

Naturally, Twitter is having an absolute field day.

A photoshop battle even erupted over the eerie photo, with references ranging from "The Shining" to "The Babadook" -- not even Ivanka Trump's Thanksgiving clamshell was spared from the jokes.  

See the best reactions: 

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@StephGrisham45 @WhiteHouse Come and play with us, Barron Forever And ever And ever https://t.co/G2ld524ZKU
Melania deciding to add dementors to the White House Christmas decorations was a nice touch. https://t.co/BviKcHKUk3
Melania Trump's White House Christmas decor looks awesome if you add the Babadook https://t.co/mQ3sTt5NFm
I wasn't sure whether Melania's White House Christmas decorations were more Pan's Labyrinth, It, or Stranger Things… https://t.co/OcOMtIF6ex
ivanka: MY holidays are the starkest and the most disturbingly barren melania: hold my bare existential dread https://t.co/zo0sv0wO3x
@StephGrisham45 @WhiteHouse This year’s theme: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” https://t.co/Z4SNreHBwO
@StephGrisham45 @WhiteHouse Are Christmas decorations supposed to give you creeping anxiety and a feeling of lingering dread?
I photoshopped Jack Skellington into Melania's Christmas decor and honestly I like it now. https://t.co/hqx1QYBGhI
THE CONJURING 3: A White House Christmas https://t.co/OTypt3XBCs
Merry Christmas from the cold dead heart of the White House. https://t.co/1OQLrThPoi
Why do the White House Christmas decorations look like the stick labyrinth at the end of Season 1 of True Detective https://t.co/jl0mHJjgRb
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Thankfully, once the Christmas display was properly lit, it went from mildly spooky to absolutely stunning.

This year's theme of "Time-Honored Traditions" was designed by first lady Melania Trump to pay respect to 200 years of holiday traditions at the White House.

See more photos of the decorations: 

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US First Lady Melania Trump walks through Christmas decorations in the East Wing as she tours holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump walks through the Grand Foyer as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump throws a Christmas ornament as she makes garland with children in the East Wing as she tours holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump watches a ballet performance in the Cross Hall as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump watches ballerinas perform in the Grand Foyer as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump makes Christmas garland with children in the East Wing as she tours holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump hugs children in the East Room as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump makes garland with children in the East Wing as she tours holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump walks through Christmas decorations in the East Wing as she tours holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump makes Christmas decorations with children in the State Dining Room as she tours holiday decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump watches ballerinas perform in the Grand Foyer as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump speaks with children as they make holiday decorations in the Green Room as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump speaks with children as they make holiday decorations in the Green Room as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC, November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump greets schoolchildren as she tours the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump greets schoolchildren as she tours the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump high-fives a schoolchild making Christmas crafts, as she tours the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump greets schoolchildren as she tours the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump (bottom, R hand) makes craft projects with school children as she tours the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump greets school children as she tours the holiday decorations with reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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