Obama family lights National Christmas Tree
December 4, 2009
CHRISTINE SIMMONS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON
Surrounded by celebrity performers and characters from the North Pole, the Obama family on Thursday led a countdown and lighted the National Christmas Tree. First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha helped President Barack Obama press a button to light the tree, an annual tradition since the 1920s. "I'm technologically challenged, and I might not get this right," the president joked. "Everybody has got to help me out here." The Obamas and the spectators counted down from five, and the red and yellow lights came alive on The...