It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House. First Lady @MichelleObama, Sasha, Malia, Bo, and Sunny welcome the arrival of this year’s White House Christmas tree.

First Lady Michelle Obama, with daughters Sasha and Malia and family pets Bo and Sunny, receives the official White House Christmas tree at the North Portico of the White House

First Lady Michelle Obama, with daughters Sasha and Malia and family pets Bo and Sunny, receives the official White House Christmas tree at the North Portico of the White House, Nov. 28, 2014.

“On behalf of the Obama family — Michelle, Malia, Sasha, Bo, and Sunny — I want to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.” —President Obama

President Obama makes Thanksgiving Day calls to U.S. troops this morning from the Oval Office.

President Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops

President Barack Obama makesThanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops, from the Oval Office, Nov. 27, 2014.
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Weekly Address: Happy Thanksgiving from the Obama Family

In this week’s address, the President wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving and reflected on the history of our country and its celebration of diversity.

Mensaje De La Casa Blanca

En el mensaje de esta semana, Cecilia Muñoz deseó a todos un feliz Día de Gracias y y reflexionó sobre la historia de nuestro país y su celebración de la diversidad. Dió gracias por las muchas personas que viven en los Estados Unidos que se sacrifican todos los días, desde los trabajadores voluntarios que sirven sus comunidades, a los hombres y mujeres en uniforme que sirven al país. En el Día de Acción de Gracias, una fiesta que es exclusivamente estadounidense, nos recordó enfocarnos en lo que nos vincula – nuestro compromiso con los ideales estadounidenses, como la justicia y la igualdad y nuestra gratitud y amor por nuestro país.

West Wing Week: 11/28/14 or, “We Need Turkey”

Welcome to this Turkey Day edition of West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond. This week, the President traveled to Las Vegas and Chicago to highlight the steps he is taking to reform our broken immigration system, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and delivered a statement on the Grand Jury’s decision in Ferguson, while the Vice President and Dr. Biden visited Ukraine and Turkey. That’s November 21st to November 27th or, “We Need Turkey.”

President Obama and his daughters, Malia and Sasha, check out “Mac”, one of the turkeys receiving a Presidential pardon today at the White House.

The First Family Participates in a Thanksgiving Service Project at Bread for the City

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, the First Family continued their annual tradition by participating in a service project. This year’s project was at Bread for the City — a Southeast Washington, D.C. charity dedicated to providing Washington’s most vulnerable residents with food, clothing, and other services.