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Tagged: ‘Twas the Night before Christmas

Each year at Christmas, First Lady Michelle brings some Christmas cheer to the kids at Children's National Medical Center. She, along with First Dog Bo and the one-and-only Santa Claus, visits and reads the classic 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Check out some photos and video from the event!

First Lady Michelle Obama, with Bo, visits with children and families during a Christmas holiday program at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 14, 2012.

First Lady Michelle Obama, with Bo, the Obama family dog on her lap, reads “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” during a Christmas holiday program at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 14, 2012.

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First Lady Michelle Obama and First Dog Bo Visit Childrens National Medical Center at Christmastime:
First Lady Michelle Obama, along with First Dog Bo and Santa Claus, Reads ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Childrens National Medical Center:

Our lovely First Lady took time out of her schedule to visit Children's National Medical Center and read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to some sick children, their parents, and the staff. Joining her were Bo the First Dog and Santa Clause.

First Lady Michelle Obama reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas" during a Christmas holiday program with children, parents and staff at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 2011. Participants included 19 year-old patient Ashley Riemer, right, Bo, the Obama family dog, and Santa Claus. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

The First Lady also shared some Obama family traditions, including a large meal in Hawaii on Christmas Eve.

Meanwhile, Bo the First Dog took the visit as an opportunity to greet the children.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Bo, the Obama family dog, greet audience members at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 12, 2011. Mrs Obama visited and read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" during a Christmas holiday program with children, parents and staff. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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First Lady Michelle Obama, Santa Claus and Bo the First Dog Visit Sick Kids:
Bo the First Dog Licks a Boy’s Face:

After the lighting of the White House Christmas Tree, First Lady Michelle Obama and Kermit the Frog read the classic poem and story "Twas the Night Before Christmas."

The First Lady wore a wonderful orange scarf and tweed overcoat for the occasion.

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Kermit the Frog Reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: