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That's MRS. Flotus to you... ‘Twas the Christmas Tree-Lighting Time at the White House last Thursday night, and this year’s theme was “Controversy and Nostalgia.” Controversy, because for the first time since the debut of Dallas, there was a new tree at the White House. (The old one got knocked down by winds or Katrina or something, and the new tree is a gay terrorist tree, from New Jersey.) Americans like their traditions, so this was a risky move, but luckily the Olds were entertained by Muppets and that Carson character from the MTV Total Request Live. Our lovely FLOTUS was the star performer, of course. She read a story with Kermit the Frog, which delighted everyone, except Malia Obama, whose life is now ruined.

Michelle Obama sat down with Kermit to read Christmas classic, “A Visit From St. Nicholas” for the children on Thursday night, and there was of course the regular dose of charming banter that we have come to expect from our FLOTUS.

“You can call me Michelle,” President Barack Obama’s better half told her new felt friend.

“That’s really nice of you,” replied Kermit. “I have to call Miss Piggy ‘Your Majesty.'”

But one member of the Obama family was apparently VERY ANNOYED by this whole thing. Hint: It was not Barack Obama. Barack Obama was very amused.

Her dad might be the leader of the free world, but 13-year-old Malia is like any other teenager and squirmed with embarrassment when her mother took to the stage with Kermit the Frog.

The President watched his wife and muppet with obvious delight, but Malia, looked frankly unimpressed at her mother’s stage appearance, even though there were performances from Black Eyed Peas and Ellie Goulding.

More likely, Malia was unimpressed by her father’s “obvious delight” with story time. Or the lack of Justin Bieber. [MSNBC/Irish Independent]

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