2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
From left, Marion Robinson, mother-in-law of US President Barack Obama, Sasha Obama, President Barack Obama, Malia Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama applaud at the start of the annual lighting of the National Christmas tree on December 1, 2011 at the Ellipse in Washington. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Jersey boys perform
Jersey boys perform
Jersey boys perform during the 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2011. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
The 2011 National Christmas Tree
The 2011 National Christmas Tree
The 2011 National Christmas Tree is pictured after US President and the First Family lit it during a ceremony on The Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2011. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
Big Rush Time performs during the 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on The Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2011. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
OneRepublic performs during the 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on The Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2011. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
US First Lady Michelle Obama is joined by Kermit the Frog, from the Muppets movie, as she reads a story during the 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on The Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2011. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia (2nd L) and Sasha leave the stage after lighting the 2011 National Christmas Tree on The Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2011. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
(L-R) Marian Robinbson, her dughtert US First Lady Michelle Obama and granddaughter Sasha and US President Barrack Obama arrive for the 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2011. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
US President Barack Obama speaks before lighting The 2011 National Christmas Tree on The Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2011. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
US First Lady Michelle Obama (2nd R), her mother Marion Robinson (L) and daughters Malia (2nd R) and Sasha (R) are seen on stage with Ellie Goulding (2nd L) during the finale of the annual lighting of the National Christmas tree December 1, 2011 at the Ellipse in Washington. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01: President Barack Obama (R),sings a song with Santa Clause during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on December 1, 2011 at the Ellipse, south of the White House, in Washington, DC. The first family participated in the 89th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
U.S. President Barack Obama participates in the 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2011. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
US President Barck Obama (2nd L), First Lady Michelle Obama (3rd L, obscured) and daughter Sasha appear on stage for the finale fo the annual lighting of the National Christmas tree December 1, 2011 at The Ellipse in Washington, DC. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
US First Lady Michelle Obama and Kermit the frog read to children during the annual lighting of the National Christmas tree on December 1, 2011 at The Ellipse in Washington, DC. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
US First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia (2nd L) and Sasha (3rd L) sing with Kermit the frog and Ellie Goulding (L) during the finale of the annual lighting of the National Christmas tree December 1, 2011 at The Ellipse in Washington, DC. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01: Santa Claus and Kermit the frog sing a song during the National Christmas Tree lighting cermony, on December 1, 2011 at the Ellipse, south of the White House, in Washington, DC. The first family participated in the 89th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Held On DC's Ellipse
Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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