First lady Melania Trump tweeted out the "official 2017 Christmas portrait" featuring the first couple holding hands and smiling on Thursday. While Melania received many wonderful compliments for her look in the portrait, she and President Donald Trump were also trolled on Twitter for leaving out Barron Trump from the picture.

The picture in question was shot in the Cross Hall of the White House, where the first couple is seen at a distance, standing side by side in front of wooden doors and the presidential seal hanging above their heads. The hallway is decorated with warm festive decorations and enormous Christmas trees standing on either side, Romper reported. 

It did not take long for social media users to point out that someone very significant was missing from the Christmas Portrait – Barron Trump — the president’s youngest son. While including the entire first family would have been quite a challenge for the photographer, given the substantial size, Twitterati did agree that Barron — the president’s only son with Melania — should have been standing with the first couple.

A lot of decisions taken by Trump since he became president have been compared with his predecessor — former president Barack Obama. Hence, it was no surprise when one user dug up a Christmas portrait from the previous administration and compared it with the recent portrait of the Trumps released by the White House. In the older portrait, Barack and Michelle Obama are seen posing with their two daughters — Malia and Shasha Obama.

Then there were those who felt the president was holding the first lady's hand tighter than he ought to have.

Users also did not miss out on poking fun at the fact that former political aide Omarosa Manigault allegedly created quite a big scene when she was allegedly fired and dragged out of the White House by the secret service. The portrait was transformed into a meme where Manigault could be seen hiding behind one of the Christmas trees in the backdrop.

However, Trump’s official Christmas portrait did not receive only negative comments on social media. Quite a few Trump supporters hailed the portrait as picture-perfect, complimenting the first couple’s look.

Christmas has been a controversial issue for the Trump administration ever since he claimed during his 2016 election campaign that if he became the president, people would not be afraid to say "Merry Christmas" anymore.

"We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values," Trump said. "You know, we're getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don't talk about anymore. They don't use the word 'Christmas' because it's not politically correct. You go to department stores, and they'll say, 'Happy New Year' and they'll say other things. And it will be red, they'll have it painted, but they don't say it. Well, guess what? We're saying 'Merry Christmas' again."

He reiterated his message during a speech in Salt Lake City, Utah, when he was there to formally announce his decision of shrinking the national monuments — Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears — on Dec. 4.

"Remember I said we're bringing Christmas back? Christmas is back, bigger and better than ever before. We're bringing Christmas back," Trump announced to a cheering crowd.