The First Family officially kicked off the festive celebrations last night, with the lighting of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse.
As part of the festivities, the First Lady read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' to a group of schoolchildren, and debuted a new black wool swing coat.
The Bidens joined the Obamas for the lighting of the tree as well as singer Jordin Sparks and Randy Jackson.
Happy Christmas everyone!!