The first family flipped the switch last night to light up the 48-foot Christmas tree on the White House lawn. It was the 90th annual national Christmas tree lighting, and the president sang "Sana Claus Is Coming to Town" with the help of his daughters, Malia and Sasha, as well as the first lady and her mom. Actors Neil Patrick Harris and Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez joined the Obamas as they counted down before Michelle and the girls turned on the beautiful red and green lights on the tree. In addition to Christmas carols sung by the president, the crowd was treated to performances by James Taylor and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. See all the festive fun now!
The president encouraged daughter Malia to sing some carols.
The president really enjoyed himself.
Malia and her dad sang along.
The Obamas lit up the tree.
The Obamas took part in the 90th annual national Christmas tree lighting.
President Obama got in the spirit.
Sasha Obama held her dad's hand at the national Christmas tree lighting.
The Obama girls flipped the switch on the national Christmas tree.
The president got Michelle in on the fun, while her mom looked on.
The stars came out for the 90th annual Christmas tree lighting.
Michelle Obama and Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez high-fived as they read a book to kids.
Sasha belted out a carol.
The Obama girls both wore adorable orange coats.
Michelle Obama sat near the Christmas tree.