[Washington, D.C., December 15. Image via AP]

With Santa Claus looking on, First lady Laura Bush, center, flanked by Dania Jecty, 11, left, and Elmer Reyes, 13, reads a holiday story book to patients and parents at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, Monday, Dec. 15, 2008. Both are patients at the hospital. (AP Photo/Staff)