Obamas light National Christmas tree

Thousands of holiday revelers bundled against a brisk Thursday evening joined President Obama in welcoming the start to the D.C. Christmas season with the lighting of the National Christmas tree.

A festive crowd member arrives before President Obama and the first family light the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

A festive crowd member arrives before President Obama and the first family light the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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