The Obama family illuminated the National Christmas Tree Thursday night during a celebration on the White House's Ellipse.

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U.S. President Barack Obama presses the button to light up the National Christmas Tree with daughters Malia and Sasha, and first lady Michelle during the annual National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse December 3, 2009 in Washington, DC. Lighting the National Christmas Tree is a yearly tradition for the President of the United State during the holiday season. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)