December 24th, 2008
11:55 AM ET
5 years ago

On the Twelfth Christmas Dinner at Camp David

Bush and his family are spending their last Christmas at Camp David.
Bush and his family are spending their last Christmas at Camp David.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – This Christmas is the last at Camp David for President George Bush and his wife Laura. The president and his family will celebrate their twelfth Christmas at the presidential retreat - four when his father George H.W. Bush was president and eight during his own two terms as president.

President Bush’s entire family, including his father and mother, will sit down Thursday night to a Christmas eve dinner that will reflect Bush’s Texas roots. The menu features enchiladas, tamales, rice and beans, and guacamole.

(The first family's full, traditional Christmas day lunch menu after the jump.)

Roast Turkey and Cornbread Dressing

Green Beans

Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Spinach Salad

Giblet Gravy

Cranberry Sauce

Rolls

Pumpkin Pie

Pecan Pie


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  1. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    @WELCOME TO THE OBAMA SHOW

    Can YOU wake up and ease off the Caps Lock key?

    December 24, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  2. ken

    Good Riddance. Thanks for nothing.

    December 24, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  3. I receive SSI

    "Welcome to the Obama show" are you related to Gov. Palin? Sounds like you 2 idiots are from the same village. Who's your leader?

    December 24, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  4. Nick Wright from Atlanta, GA

    Correction – Christmas Eve is on Wednesday. Christmas is on Thursday. The Bushes will be sitting down tonight (Wednesday night) for enchiladas.

    December 24, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  5. dawn

    I want to thank Pres. Bush for all the good he has done for our country and sticking to his beliefs when others were on his back. I am worried about the future with the next president. I don't trust him or believe he will accomplish what he says he will.
    PRESIDENT BUSH AND MRS BUSH PLEASE PRAY FOR US AS YOU RETURN TO TEXAS.

    December 24, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  6. IndiePA

    I hope they choke on it!

    December 24, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  7. Marie banderas

    Its Christmas eve folks, cant we all just let it go, and wish everyone/anyone and all a
    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BETTER NEW YEAR

    December 24, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  8. joe

    How can anyone think Bush kept us safe when 9/11 happened on his watch?

    So does that mean when there's an attack while Obama's president, we'll hear republicans scream fowl about how he didn't keep us safe?

    Are people really this ignorant?

    December 24, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  9. Dave, Illinois

    Merry Christmas Bush family. You have been the object of relentless negative media bias, but fair-minded grownups know the challenges that were laid before you and that your administration worked hard for the security of this country.
    Now for you hateful Libs that will fill up this, and any other non-Obama-related bloggs, with your idiotic hateful posts – Merry Christmas and I hope the new year will beat or teach some manners into you!!!!!

    December 24, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  10. Turnabout is Fair Play

    America loses. December 24th, 2008 12:26 pm ET

    Thank you President for keeping us safe since September 11, 2001.

    History will be kind to you. My biggest concern is that the next administration will destroy all of our hard fought gains.

    Thank you President Bush and the great men and women of the military.

    Merry Christmas,
    To al of you
    -------------------------------–
    I know it's Christmas Eve but I GOTTA ask, what the hell kind of "hard fought gains" do we have? Are you KIDDING ME? As far as being attacked, we have been LUCKY, it's nothing that Bush has done, the fact he wanted to sell our sea ports to Dubai, Saudi Arabia should tell you that much. My heart goes out to our military suffering needlessly in a country that did nothing to us but our current president can go to roasting HELL.

    Merry Christmas yall.

    December 24, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  11. CAROLE

    Disgraceful....why don't Bush, the Mrs. and the TWINS who escaped the Iraq war go to a homeless shelter and either serve or god forbid eat the food po folks eat. Oh wait, I am confusing Bush with the new PRESIDENT OBAMA.

    Sickening.

    December 24, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  12. Alicia

    i LOVE YOU FOOLS THANKING BUSH. KEEP ON. THAT IS WHAT THE REPUBS LIKE PEOPLE LIKE PALIN TO THINK. DIVIDE AND CONQUER.

    THIS ALL HAPPENED BUSH WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 9-11 HAPPENED ON BUSH WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LET THE BLAME FALL WHERE IT BELONGS ON BUSH

    December 24, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  13. Bud

    Maybe he'll choke on his tamales if he becomes finally aware of what he has doner to our economy, military and our Constitution and takes responsibility for being a terrible President. Even Pat Robertson is critical of him. UGH!

    December 24, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  14. Linda

    President Bush and the entire Bush family–I hope that all of you have a Merry Christmas and the best to all of you in 2009. President Bush, I want to thank you for keeping us safe during your presidency. I want to thank you for the kindness that you showed to the families of the lost soldiers in the Iraq war. You don't see anyone commenting on this–I want you to know there are a lot of Americans that feel that everyt decision that you made, you made because you wanted to keep all of America safe. And when Obama takes office and finds out that he CANNOT end the war as soon as he promised people he would, then everyone will know that keeping all of us safe is not such an easy thing to do. May whatever you do in the future bring you happiness.

    December 24, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  15. Michael

    They should have a "No footwear" rule.

    Merry Christmas, you S.O.B. Thanks for letting terrorists kill 4,000 of our soldiers. You sir are a true menace. Thanks for putting us in a war we shouldn't have been. Thanks for letting our economy slip. Thanks for finally LEAVING!

    December 24, 2008 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
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