The First Lady Reads “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” at the Children's National Medical Center

First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. to read one of her favorite Christmas tales and to spread some holiday cheer. First Dogs Bo and Sunny came along to help the First Lady greet the children and their families.

As in years past, the First Lady read the classic “’Twas the Night before Christmas.” When she was done, she answered the children’s questions on topics ranging from whether Bo and Sunny like snow to what she is getting the President for Christmas to the best Christmas gift she ever received:

I have to say, coming to see you guys at the hospital and coming to visit the kids who can’t come downstairs, and then hanging out with you guys...this is a good gift for me. This right here, this is a great gift.

Before First Lady Michelle Obama, Bo and Sunny left the Children’s National Medical Center the First Lady offered one last piece of advice to the children:

Be good, even after Christmas is over. Be good, eat your vegetables. Listen to your parents. Did you hear that one? Listen to your parents. Study. Work hard in school, okay?  Everything you want to be in life starts with getting a good education, and that’s the secret to success, okay? And know that the President and I, that we love you guys and we’re very proud of you, okay?  

First Lady Michelle Obama, with Obama family pets, Bo and Sunny, greets children during a Christmas holiday program at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

First Lady Michelle Obama, with Obama family pets, Bo and Sunny, greets children during a Christmas holiday program at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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