Prompting festive cheer across the U.S this weekend, the Obamas made a family appearance in Washington to turn on the Christmas lights, and allowed cameras inside their home as they added the finishing touches to their decorations.
A mammoth tree wrapped in world flags, a lifesize model of family dog Bo, and ribbons galore had lucky guests at the White House feeling suitably Christmassy.
As a finale, the whole family then stepped outside to illuminate the lights on a giant tree in the Ellipse grounds.
Meanwhile in New York, Blake Lively braved the chill in a stylish winter cape and boots to pick up her own Christmas tree.
This has got us even more excited for the big day - only five days and counting!
By Hayley Spencer