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The First Lady Reads "The Night Before Christmas" at Children’s National Medical Center
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Continuing a tradition dating back to Bess Truman, First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She met with patients and staff, read The Night Before Christmas to a captive audience and answered some of the children’s most pressing questions, including: Where’s Bo? What did you get Bo for Christmas? And which White House chimney does Santa use?
Watch a video of Mrs. Obama read The Night Before Christmas to children, parents and staff and answer the children's questions: