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The First Lady Reads "The Night Before Christmas" at Children’s National Medical Center

Summary: 
Continuing a tradition dating back to Bess Truman, First Lady Michelle Obama visits the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Watch a video of Mrs. Obama read "The Night Before Christmas" to children, parents and staff.

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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?

FLOTUS & Bo Greet People

First Lady Michelle Obama greets kids, parents, and caregivers with Bo, the Obama family dog, at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

Watch a video of Mrs. Obama read The Night Before Christmas to children, parents and staff and answer the children's questions:

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Watching FLOTUS Read

People watch as First Lady Michelle Obama reads "The Night Before Christmas" to kids at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

Listening to FLOTUS Read

Kids, parents, and caregivers listen as First Lady Michelle Obama reads "The Night Before Christmas" to kids at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 13, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)