Mrs Obama receives the official White House Christmas Tree

The First Lady, accompanied by daughters Malia and Sasha and Bo received the official 2011 White House Christmas tree earlier today. Arriving on a horse drawn cart, the 19 foot balsam fir was grown on Schroeder's Forevergreens in Neshkoro, Wisconsin.

For the ceremony, Mrs O wore a patterned grey mix skirt with a white blouse, black ribbon belt, a grey cardigan and grey suede boots. Daughters Malia and Sasha are looking particularly grown up, wearing a dusky pink blouse and navy corduroy skirt, deep red jeans, a velvet top and leather jacket respectively.