The president and first lady discuss their brushes with racism in People magazine.
Michelle Obama paid a Christmas visit to hospitalized children.
Obamas have decked the halls at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The first lady brought "the big elf" to help sort toys.
The tree is the first step of several that will be made to turn the White House into a winter wonderland.
First Lady Michelle Obama presents National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.