Malia Obama left mortified as mom Michelle reads with Kermit the Frog at Christmas ceremony
HER dad might be the leader of the free world, but 13-year-old Malia is like any other teenager and squirmed with embarrassment when her mother took to the stage with Kermit the Frog.
First Lady Michelle Obama gave a lively reading of the "Twas the Night Before Christmas", alternating each line with Kermit.
The President watched his wife and muppet with obvious delight, but Malia, looked frankly unimpressed at her mother's stage appearance, even though there were performances from Black Eyed Peas and Ellie Goulding,
It's an American tradition – the lighting of the National Christmas Tree by the President of the United States.
The new 26-foot tree from New Jersey made its debut after its predecessor, a 40-foot Colorado Blue Spruce was snapped in half by strong winds earlier in the year.
The leader of the free world seemed less amused when a hammy Santa burst onto the stage exhorting holiday cheer to the assembled crowd.