First lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia (left) and Sasha and the family dog, Bo, welcome the arrival of the official White House Christmas tree, a 19-foot Fraser Fir from Jefferson, N.C., on Nov. 23, 2012, at the North Portico of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

Photo by: Manuel Balce Ceneta

First lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia (left) and Sasha and the family dog, Bo, welcome the arrival of the official White House Christmas tree, a 19-foot Fraser Fir from Jefferson, N.C., on Nov. 23, 2012, at the North Portico of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)