A 90-year tradition: Obama lights National Christmas Tree

(Photo: Jason Reed / Reuters)

President Barack Obama lit a new National Christmas Tree at a traditional ceremony Thursday outside the White House that officially kicks off the holiday season in the nation’s capital.

WATCH LIVE: President Obama and his family participate in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House

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