Young guests look at Christmas cookies in the Diplomatic Reception Room, following the arrival of the White House Christmas Tree, Nov. 27, 2009.

Young guests look at Christmas cookies in the Diplomatic Reception Room, following the arrival of the White House Christmas Tree, Nov. 27, 2009.

First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters, Sasha and Malia, greet the arrival of an 18 1/2 foot Douglas-fir Christmas tree at the North Portico of the White House, Nov. 27, 2009.

First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters, Sasha and Malia, greet the arrival of an 18 1/2 foot Douglas-fir Christmas tree at the North Portico of the White House, Nov. 27, 2009.

Weekly Address: President Obama Delivers Thanksgiving Greeting

President Obama calls to our attention the men and women in uniform who are away from home sacrificing time with family to protect our safety and freedom. He also talks about the progress of health care reform, the Recovery Act, and job creation to ensure that next Thanksgiving will be a brighter day. November 25, 2009 (Public Domain)

Nancy Ann-DeParle Speaks With AllBusiness.com About Health Insurance Reform

Nancy-Ann Deparle , Director of the White House Office of Health Reform, and Mark Duggan, Senior Economist, Council of Economic Advisors, discuss submitted questions and real world case studies about the benefits of Health Insurance Reform for small businesses with Allbusiness.coms Keith Girard

President Obama Pardons White House Turkey

The President grants the traditional Thanksgiving pardon to Courage, this years Official White House Turkey in a ceremony on the North Portico of the White House. November 25, 2009. (Public Domain)

Courage, the National Thanksgiving turkey, waiting to be pardoned

Courage, the National Thanksgiving turkey, waits to be pardoned at  the North Portico of the White House Tuesday, November 25, 2009 in Washington.

President Obama Toasts Prime Minister Singh of India

President and Mrs. Obama host Prime Minister Singh of the Republic of India at a State Dinner on November 24, 2009. (Public Domain)

First Lady Michelle Obama Discusses State and Official Visits

First Lady Michelle Obama hosts young women from the White House Leadership and Mentoring Program for a presentation on the history and protocol surrounding State and Official Visits in honor of the first State Dinner for Prime Minister Singh of India. She is joined by White House Curator William Allman and Tanya Turner, Protocol Officer for the Visits Division at the U.S. Department of State. November 24, 2009. (Public Domain)

President Obama and Prime Minister Singh Press Conference

President Obama and Prime Minister Singh of the Republic of India hold a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House on November 24, 2009. (Public Domain)

Nov. 24, 2009 “The President and First Lady wait for Indian Prime Minister Singh’s motorcade to depart the White House at the conclusion of the first official state dinner for the Obama administration. The dinner was held in a tent on the South Lawn.”

Nov. 24, 2009
“The President and First Lady wait for Indian Prime Minister Singh’s motorcade to depart the White House at the conclusion of the first official state dinner for the Obama administration. The dinner was held in a tent on the South Lawn.”