It is amazing that, in the face of the hostility and outright racism that they have faced, Barack and Michelle Obama can still project a positive spirit, as they have done each year during their annual Christmas message.
Said the Obamas, “Merry Christmas, everybody! This is one of our favorite times of the year in the Obama household, filled with family and friends, warmth and good cheer. That’s even true when I spend all night chasing Bo and Sunny away from the cookies we leave for Santa.”
They added, “Merry Christmas, everyone. Here at the White House, we’ve spent the past month helping everyone get into the holiday spirit… The decorations in each room reflect some of our country’s most cherished pastimes — from saluting our troops and their families to helping children dream big dreams for their future. Today, like millions of Americans and Christians around the world, our family celebrates the birth of Jesus and the values He lived in his own life. Treating one another with love and compassion. Caring for those on society’s margins: the sick and the hungry, the poor and the persecuted, the stranger in need of shelter — or simply an act of kindness.”
Continue Barack and Michelle, “Let’s also take time to pay tribute to those who have given our country so much. Go to JoiningForces.gov to see how you can serve the troops, veterans, and military families in your community. And together, we can show them just how grateful we are for their sacrifice. That’s a tradition we all can embrace — today and every day. So on behalf of Malia, Sasha, Bo, Sunny, and everyone here at the White House — Merry Christmas. May God bless our troops and their families. And may God bless you all with peace and joy in the year ahead.” How badly will you miss Barack and Michelle Obama? Watch below: