Michelle Obama and Ryan Seacrest Spread Holiday Cheer at Children's Hospital

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She's not Santa, but she might as well be. Michelle Obama and her dogs brought a much needed dose of holiday cheer to sick children and their families with a visit to Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C. on Monday. FLOTUS and First Dogs Sunny and Bo were joined by Ryan Seacrest for the annual event, and after a tour of the facilities, together they treated the kids to a reading of the classic, The Night Before Christmas. Afterwards the First Lady answered some holiday questions from the children, including a query about her favorite winter activity. In response, Obama revealed that she loves to ski.

"Since I've been First Lady I ski a little bit more—because we don't get to get outside. When you're President and First Lady, our lives are really—we live in a bubble," she said.

Another child asked if Sunny and Bo were on the naughty or nice list this year. "They were very nice. You see how patient they are. And I told you, they are excellent ambassadors," Obama shared. "They are very good. And Sunny has stopped running to the end of the hall and pooping. She hasn't done that all year. That was a naughty thing she was doing for a couple of years."

Scroll down to see more of the sweetest moments from the event.

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FLOTUS and Seacrest ham it up for the cameras

FLOTUS and Seacrest ham it up for the cameras
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Obama greets a sick girl being treated at Children's National Health System

Obama greets a sick girl being treated at Children's National Health System
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FLOTUS introduces The Night Before Christmas

FLOTUS introduces The Night Before Christmas
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The First Lady takes her job very seriously, delivering a dramatic reading of the book

The First Lady takes her job very seriously, delivering a dramatic reading of the book
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