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The First Family lights the National Christmas Tree

Published 10:44 PM ET, Thu December 3, 2015
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Actress Reese Witherspoon, President Barack Obama and Malia Obama on stage during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House on December 3. Pool/Getty Images
Crosby, Stills & Nash perform at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Witherspoon and the first family at the annual event. Pool/Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama and Miss Piggy read a children's book from the stage. Pool/Getty Images
President Obama waves after lighting the National Christmas Tree. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Trombone Shorty performs at the ceremony. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Miss Piggy, Santa Claus and Obama laugh on stage. Pool/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Obama and the first family join performers to sing Christmas songs. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Obama and Miss Piggy as the event finishes. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
The President, first lady and her mother, Marian Robinson, laugh outside the White House. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Obama leaves the event. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images