First Family Lights National Christmas Tree

Posted on December 7, 2012

2012 National Christmas Tree

The First Family lit the National Christmas Tree last night. First Lady Michelle Obama read Twas the Night Before Christmas with Rico Rodriguez to children as part of the lighting event. This year's tree contains 450 strands of LED lights and 120 star-shaped LED ornaments from GE Lighting. GE says the lights this year consume 80% less energy (4,000 watts vs. about 20,000 watts) compared with incandescent technology. Take a look:

Michelle Obama Reads at 2012 National Christmas Tree

Photos: Official White House Photos by Lawrence Jackson (top)/Pete Souza (Second)

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