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WH kick[ed] off Hanukkah/National Christmas Tree Lighting, 2010.






The US Marine Chamber Orchestra performs in the Grand Foyer during a Hanukkah reception hosted by US President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, DC, December 2, 2010. The Marine Band, known as "The President's Own" has performed for over two centuries.






U.S. President Barack Obama greets guests at a reception for Hanukkah with a Menorah in the foreground, in the East Room of the White House on December 2, 2010 in Washington, DC.  Hanukkah marks the 8-day Jewish celebration of the Festival of Lights.















U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R), First Lady Michelle Obama (3rd R) and Vice president Joe Biden (R) watch as Dina Retik lights the second candle of the menorah during a reception for Hanukkah in the East Room of the White House on December 2, 2010 in Washington, DC.  Hanukkah marks the 8-day Jewish celebration of the Festival of Lights.



U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R), First Lady Michelle Obama (3rd R) and Vice president Joe Biden (R) watch as Dina Retik lights the second candle of the menorah during a reception for Hanukkah in the East Room of the White House on December 2, 2010 in Washington, DC.  Hanukkah marks the 8-day Jewish celebration of the Festival of Lights.









US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia take their seats at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC, December 9, 2010.US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia and mother-in-law Marion Robinson, attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC, December 9, 2010.
























President Barack Obama smiles as he and his youngest daughter, Sasha, 9, center, delight in the arrival of Santa Claus as he and his family attend the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse, just south of the White House, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010.












U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) reads story to children during the 2010 National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony December 9, 2010 at the Ellipse, south of the White House, in Washington, DC. The first family participated in the annual ceremony to kick off the 2010 National Christmas Tree Festival.











US President Barack Obama, joined by his family including First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, and mother-in-law Marian Robinson, react as they push a button to light the National Christmas Tree during a ceremony on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC, December 9, 2010.








Blues legend B.B. King offers guitar pick to President Barack Obama at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the Ellipse across from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010.



President Barack Obama gets a guitar pick from blues legend B.B. King, left, during the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the Ellipse across from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010.




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(Note: The photos reflect events that happened over a week ago, and not from this weekend; I posted them late because I found them late.)
Tags: cuteness, holidays, joe biden, obama family, picspam, white house
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