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"It's Christmas, it's exciting!"
When it comes to the Yuletide spirit, fun-loving Michelle Obama is already feeling festive.
This week the first lady unveiled the White House Christmas decorations, which this year have been themed 'Simpler Gifts' in recognition of the tough economic times.
And she gave a master class in creating homemade decorations while she was at it.
With two children of her own, the president's wife is well-equipped when it comes to getting creative at Christmas.
And on Wednesday, she threw open the doors of the newly-decorated executive mansion for a party in honour of military families – with special work stations set out for the children to enjoy.
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