National Tree Lighting

The first family participates in their first National Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington. 

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    Obama Greets Santa

    Obama greets Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and an elf, played by Brad and Victoria Oscar and Diego Preito, as they participate in the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington on Dec. 3. 
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    Santa

    Brad Oscar and Victoria Oscar, portraying Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus perform during the lighting of the National Christmas Tree.
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    Obama Family

    President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia arrive to help light the National Christmas Tree. 
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    Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow performs during the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. 
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    Jordin Sparks

    Jordin Sparks performs during the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. 
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    A Holiday Story

    First lady Michelle Obama reads a holiday story to a group of children following the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. 
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    National Christmas Tree

    The White House is seen in the background after the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. 
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    Lighting the Tree

    President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia help to light the National Christmas Tree. 
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    Common

    Common performs during the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. 
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