Mrs. Obama for the fourth year volunteered for the NORAD Tracks Santa program, whereby kids call in to check on Santa's progress on his annual journey delivering presents around the world. Mrs. Obama's turn to take calls Tuesday came as Santa's sleigh made its way across Africa—first over Egypt, where a bomb killed 15 people, then over South Sudan, where dozens of bodies were discovered in a mass grave amid ongoing civil conflict, and then on to South Africa, still mourning the death of Nelson Mandela.

God bless us every one.