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November 29th, 2010
05:22 PM ET

Beat 360° 11/29/10

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

First lady Michelle Obama smells the Douglas fir as her daughters Sasha, right, and Malia, second right, look on as the first family receives the White House Christmas Tree for 2010, on November 26, 2010 at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Rod Lamkey/Getty Images)

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

Update: Beat 360° Winners:

Staff
Ben Finley
"The First Lady inspects the Christmas tree for any Wikileak bugs."


Viewer

John Farley, NYC
"Organic dietary fiber, it's part of my healthy food campaign. And you're going to like it."

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soundoff (134 Responses)
  1. Anssuya,SG

    Mrs Obama: Yes,it's smell fresh; quickly bring it inside before Mr President decide to ban Xmas trees cutting

    November 29, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  2. Taye Tibebu

    My husband would not be here today because of what happened...

    November 29, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  3. Kristie Stauff Pittsburgh, PA

    Michelle Obama, the tree whisperer.

    November 29, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  4. Lavinia CA

    "Girls, just checking to see if your father is hiding any Christmas cookies there..."

    November 29, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  5. Duke Keith, El Paso, TX

    "Wonder if your dad can count hiring tree decorators as creating a green job?"

    November 29, 2010 at 5:59 pm |
  6. Tarja, Finland

    First Lady gives the Xmastree a thorough Salahi check.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:58 pm |
  7. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Girls, I better be careful sniffing this tree. Don't want to cut my lip like your father did.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:57 pm |
  8. Karlene Magnuson, St. Paul, MN

    Malia thinking "Mom, it's real okay?" As Michelle sniffs just to make sure.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  9. NE_thoughtz

    Big tree means big presents. Hopefully our wish list was posted by wiki leaks.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  10. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Mrs. Obama showing her daughters the importance of sniffing the yearly Tannenbaum.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  11. Anne from Toronto

    Aaaah, the heady smell of polyethylene.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  12. Shawn Hoffman

    I wouldn't do that mom, Bo's already been here.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:50 pm |
  13. Anne from Toronto

    "and here's a little note that reads 'Courtesy of Alpha Dog'".

    November 29, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  14. Robert - Palm Desert

    First Lady Obama (suspicious): This tree is definitely not from Chicago.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  15. Rob

    "I'm checking this California tree myself. Last year everyone got stoned after the lights got hot!"

    November 29, 2010 at 5:48 pm |
  16. James Bennett

    Ahh! Now THAT'S the smell of something American-made! (Seattle, WA)

    November 29, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  17. Robert - Palm Desert

    First lady Obama (measuring tree): Couldn't they have found one taller than me and Barack?

    November 29, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  18. Richard Morris

    Girls, you know your dad would help carry the tree inside; but the doctors told him, no heavy lifting until the stiches come out.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  19. Anne from Toronto

    Just checking for leaks.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  20. Rosemary

    "Mommy, what are you doing?" "Sis, what is she doing?" "No effin' clue!" "Mmmmhhhmmmm that smells good! Christmas Spirit is in the air!"

    November 29, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  21. Tammy - Ky

    "Mmmm .. the sweet smell of Top Dog."

    November 29, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  22. Robert - Palm Desert

    Malia (thinking): I am soooo glad that I won't have to decorate that tree.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  23. Jeanine Bankston, Austin, TX

    YES....I think it's done!

    November 29, 2010 at 5:44 pm |
  24. Robert - Palm Desert

    Sasha: Mommy, are we going to give this tree to the poor:

    November 29, 2010 at 5:44 pm |
  25. Greg Myers,Houston TX

    I have to keep PETA happy.This is a faux fir.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  26. Robert - Palm Desert

    Michelle (sniffing) This doesn't smell like a Douglas fir...send it back.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  27. Avery NV.

    "Oh yeah, that's the good stuff – prime pine!"

    November 29, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  28. Jacqueline Marentette

    Unfortunately this was the tree of knowledge...it's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas. God Bless America.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  29. Steven - New Orleans, LA.

    Oh! I think I just cut my lip open!

    November 29, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  30. Mikey aka Vintage69Sexsi@twitter.com

    The Great Christmas Tree smell, a most beautiful smell of wonderful pine 🙂 Funny how a smell a scent a fragrance can uplift your spirit & make connections of the most sweetest memories 🙂

    ~Bronx, New York

    November 29, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  31. Valarie Cain

    ~Sasha Thinking...Goodness Mom We're not going to eat it!
    Valarie ~ Houston, Texas

    November 29, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  32. Ron G.

    Oh no. There's a little blood on it. Oh well, it'll match everything else here.

    Ron G.
    Dallas, TX

    November 29, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  33. Patty-CA

    Barack...you can come out of hiding...Gibbs told the Media that I was out of the Country & it happened playing basketball!

    November 29, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  34. Jess

    Come on mom, put your back into it.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  35. Joedy Van Camp

    I don't think X-mas trees can pass gas MOM!!!!!

    November 29, 2010 at 5:40 pm |
  36. Steven - New Orleans, LA.

    The aroma of this fine specimen should overpower the stench of tea quite nicely...

    November 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  37. Mary Louise

    Mom, I think they already checked it for Republican squirrels. Can we just take it inside, please?
    Mary Louise, Little Falls, NJ

    November 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  38. Gayle McCauley Groton,Mass.

    "Mom, does this count,I mean,for going green and all that?"

    November 29, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
  39. J. Chiang (Auckland, New Zealand)

    Sasha & Malia: Mommy.. what are you looking?
    Michelle: Look it's a little cute squirrel hiding down there. Aww..

    November 29, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
  40. Janine from PA

    SQUIRREL!

    November 29, 2010 at 5:37 pm |
  41. Tim Gibson

    Barrack, you can come out now. The bully from the basketball court is gone.

    Tim Gibson
    San Diego, CA

    November 29, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
  42. Paul Lasiewski

    "Silly mama, you know you're gonna start sneezing any second!"

    November 29, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
  43. Jeff Titcomb

    Will the TSA now be adding the sniff inspection? Check an airport near you soon!

    November 29, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  44. Jeff Titcomb

    Mom, quit sniffing the tree! That is so not cool. You're embarrassing us.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  45. Janine from PA

    No Bo no, bad dog!

    November 29, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  46. Hector

    This one smells too much like your father's after shave! We'll pick another tree! 😀

    November 29, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  47. mike bellovich

    It's o.k. Barrack. We will get you outta this tree, get you some stitches and you will be fine. Maybe you should take up checkers.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  48. Shefali K

    In addition to advocating for healthier school lunches, the First Lady is also a well known Christmas tree whisperer.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  49. Elizabeth Perillo Laurens, SC

    I think there is a squirrel in there girls!

    November 29, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
  50. Ben Stacey

    First Lady, First Kids and First Christmas Tree

    November 29, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
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