From left, actress Reese Witherspoon, Sasha Obama, first lady Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson, Malia Obama, President Barack Obama, and first lady Michelle Obama, react as they light the National Christmas Tree during the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the Ellipse in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First family sends holiday wishes

In his weekly radio and video address, Obama says treating one another with love and compassion, caring for the sick, the hungry, the poor and the persecuted is what binds us together.