The Obama’s started their day early to exchange gifts, the White House said. After breakfast, they sang Christmas carols and left for church.
After church, the first family spent a few hours at the rental home, and then the president and Michelle Obama went back to the base to meet hundreds of service members and their families, repeating a tradition Obama has followed since 2008.
The Obamas joined the service members for Christmas lunch, which included roast beef, salad and apple pie. A highlight of the president’s visit was an eight-month-old son of a service man, who got closer to Obama than everyone else. He grabbed Obama’s face and then stuck his fingers in the president’s mouth. Obama joked saying the baby perhaps liked his “big nose.”
Watch the President’s Weekly address below: