Politics

Merry Christmas!

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose for a formal portrait in front of the official White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room of the White House, Dec. 6, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose for a formal portrait in front of the official White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room of the White House, Dec. 6, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President and Mrs. Obama are celebrating Christmas in Hawaii, but they haven't been seen in public yet. The White House says the First Family will be feasting on roast beef, potatoes and other dishes they traditionally eat for Christmas dinner. There was no gift exchange between the President and First Lady but they are exchanging gifts with Malia, Sasha and the President's half sister and family.

For now, here's an official White House portrait of the first couple for Christmas. For more photos click here.