These Throwback White House Christmas Moments Will Make You Miss The Obamas


Christina Coleman Dec, 14, 2016

It’s here. The first Christmas post-Obama White House.

And while that fact is enough to turn any of us into a scrooge, we’ve got a remedy in these Obama family Christmas moments from every year of the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.

From lighting the tree to singing carols with some of the White House’s favorite celebrities, here are our favorite Obama family holiday moments. Tis the season!

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There's a first time for everything! At the Obama family's first National Christmas Tree lighting, daughters Malia and Sasha look on in awe at their father, the nation's new president.

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President Barack Obama and Malia Obama share a sweet moment during the family's first National Christmas Tree lighting.

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Sasha is all bundled up as she waits to see the festive lights in this 2010 photo.

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FLOTUS, always flawless, reads to children in this 2010 holiday moment.

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The first family, including mother-in-law Marian Robinson, are definitely feeling the Christmas spirit (and the cold).

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All of the lights!

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Decked out in bright hues of pink and orange, the girls are all smiles during the 2012 Christmas tree lighting.

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A holiday favorite, Michelle Obama and actor Rico Rodriguez read 'The Night Before Christmas' during the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting.

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This magical tree dwarfs President Obama at the 2012 event.

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The White House Christmas events always bring out the celebrities, as seen here in this 2013 photo with Janelle Monae.

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Who wouldn't be happy with a purple-pink tree?

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Mariah Carey dances with the first family and 'dem babies' during the 2013 National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.

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We can only guess what Christmas favorite Mariah Carey is belting out here.

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Christmas magic!

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It wouldn't be an event without the iconic Aretha Franklin!

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Abby Cadabby visits Michelle Obama to read holiday favorites during the 2013 event.

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The family, whose girls are growing up right before our eyes, get cozy during the 2014 lighting ceremony.

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Ne-yo joins the crew!

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It looks like 2014 brought out all the stars, including singer Patti LaBelle!

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In this 2015 photo, Andra Day - a vision in white - sings her heart out during the lighting ceremony.

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Miss Piggy and Michelle Obama are definitely ready for what the holidays have in store!

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Picture Perfect.

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President Barack Obama has a holiday moment with Park Ranger Betty Reid Saskin during the 2015 event.

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Chance the Rapper performs during this year's National Christmas Tree Lighting (and a little birdie told us Sasha Obama was singing along with the popular MC).

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Can you believe this year marks the 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony?!

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We're definitely going to miss this family and the way they get down for the Christmas holiday.

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