Friday, December 07, 2012

First Family Lights National Christmas Tree

USA Today reports that last night, President Obama, along with First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, lit the White House National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse. In his comments at the ceremony, Obama focused on families in the Northeast who were displaced by Hurricane Sandy. After pushing the button to light the tree, the First Family left the stage and sat in the audience to watch entertainment by Jason Mraz, Ledisi, James Taylor, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Colbie Caillat and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips.

UPDATE: The full text of the President's remarks at the National Christmas Tree Lighting are now available from the White House.