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WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Dec. 18) -- President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton took some time to spread holiday cheer to some local residents this afternoon. The couple read the poem "The Night Before Christmas" to a group of D.C. schoolchildren at the White House today.

The children were first entertained by Santa Claus, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman before the Clintons arrived. A child sitting on the bench next to Clinton said, "I've seen you on TV."

"I would be in trouble if you'd never seen me on TV," the president replied.

Clinton invited the children to recite the poem with him if they knew the words. After the reading, the Clintons sang carols with the children, including "The 12 Days of Christmas," a request from a small girl. "That was a good idea," the president told her at the end of the very long song.

Following carols, the Clintons took the children to the official White House Christmas Tree for photos and refreshments.


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