Michelle Obama Welcomes the Family's Last Christmas Tree at the White House

A few days after Barack Obama crushed his last Thanksgiving turkey pardon with hilarious puns ("I'm cutting this habit cold turkey"), his wife, Michelle Obama, kicked off the holiday season by welcoming the family's Christmas tree to the White House. Michelle, who was joined by her adorable nephews, Austin and Aaron Robinson, and her dogs, Bo and Sunny, looked excited as she was presented the 19-foot balsam fir tree by Dave and Mary Vander Velden of Oconto, WI, at the North Portico of the White House on Friday. Sadly, Sasha and Malia weren't in attendance to see their family's last Christmas tree at the White House being brought in, but we're sure they'll probably decorate it while drinking hot chocolate and listening to festive music this weekend.