Obama Kids Dreaming of a White (House) Christmas

Obama Kids Dreaming of a White (House) Christmas
Sasha and Malia Obama
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

12/22/2009 AT 07:05 PM EST

There may be 26 Christmas trees in the White House, but Sasha and Malia Obama know it's mostly for decoration.

"Unfortunately we don't get presents under every tree," Malia, 11, joked Tuesday during an appearance at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C.

First Lady Michelle Obama and first dog Bo were also in attendance as her daughters took questions from the young patients.

One child asked Sasha, 8, “How will the holidays be different this year?” Quick-witted Sasha responded: "It will be easier to get on an airplane,” making everyone laugh with her reference to Air Force One.

When the First Lady was asked what she got President Obama for Christmas, she answered, "I can't tell," pointing to the press pool in the back of the room.

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