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First lady kicks off Obamas’ final White House Christmas

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Michelle Obama kicked off her family’s final Christmas season at the White House on Friday by receiving a 19-foot Balsam-Veitch fir from Wisconsin as the official White House Christmas tree. Joined by two young nephews instead of her teenage daughters, the first lady said she’s ready and excited for the holiday. “Christmas begins. The holidays start,” Mrs. Obama exclaimed after “accepting” the tree from Dave and Mary Vander Velden, owners of the Oconto, Wisconsin, farm where it was grown. “We’re…

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