First Lady Michelle Obama reads “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (“Twas the Night Before Christmas”) during a Christmas holiday program at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 2013. The First Lady is seated with Gerardie Johnson, far left, Isaiah Horst and Obama family pets Bo and Sunny. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. to read one of her favorite Christmas tales and to spread some holiday cheer. First Dogs Bo and Sunny came along to help the First Lady greet the children and their families.

As in years past, the First Lady read the classic “’Twas the Night before Christmas.” When she was done, she answered the children’s questions on topics ranging from whether Bo and Sunny like snow to what she is getting the President for Christmas to the best Christmas gift she ever received:

I have to say, coming to see you guys at the hospital and coming to visit the kids who can’t come downstairs, and then hanging out with you guys…this is a good gift for me. This right here, this is a great gift

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