michelle obama (the night before christmas1)*This past Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama took part in a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” to an audience of children and parents at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

She also sang “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” before stopping herself when she realized that the media was in attendance

“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night,” FLOTUS says, before adding, “That means you’re supposed to go bed on Christmas Eve,” a line that earned laughs from the parents in the crowd. “‘Go to bed.’


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