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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.
For so many American kids, it's their first _ and sometimes only _ exposure to ballet: A holiday performance of "The Nutcracker," that classic tale of a little girl's dreamlike encounters with battling mice and toy soldiers, a dashing prince, a growing Christmas tree and a land of sweets.
"We've been around D.C. so long. This is just a neat ceremony," she said. The performers list is great; certainly so is seeing the president."
"Being in President's Park right after the election, this is just an exciting time," she said.