December 24th, 2008
11:55 AM ET
6 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. John in Ohio

    They should have crow on the menu.

    December 24, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  2. WELCOME TO THE OBAMA SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THIS COUNTRY IS GOING DOWN FOR MORE REASONS THAN BUSH!!

    OBAMA USED THAT AS A TOOL TO GET ELECTED!!!!!!!

    THE REAL REASON THIS COUNTRY IS GOING UNDER IS MADE UP OF SEVERAL ISSUES.

    1. MAKING FOREIGN PEOPLE AMERICAN CITIZENS AND THEN LETTING THEM STAND IN LINE WITH THE REST OF THE LAZY PEOPLE FOR FREE HANDOUTS.

    2. GIVING FREE MONEY AWAY TO PEOPLE WHO COULD WORK.
    IT PAYS TO HAVE LOTS OF BABIES AND LIVE OFF THE GOVERNMENT RATHER THAN WORK.

    3. LAW SUITS AGAINST INSURANCE COMPANIES AND MEDICAL DOCTORS/COMPANIES WHICH HAS DRIVEN OUR RATES THROUGH THE ROOF.

    4. SENDING JOBS OVER SEAS. LOOK AT JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU BUY ITS MADE OUT OF THE US.

    5. AND GREED AS LONG AS CRIME PAYS NOTHING WILL EVERY CHANGE IN THIS COUNTRY. WE NEED TO PUT ALL THESE CROOKED PEOPLE IN JAIL.

    SO PLEASE STOP BLAMING BUSH FOR EVERYTHING AND WAKE UP!

    December 24, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  3. America loses.

    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

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

    CNN why comment on any of these you seldom post mine. I guess my truth hurts too mush. How about less moderation and a little more free speech from us the people.

    December 24, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  5. David Goldman

    BUSH CAN AFFORD TO SIT DOWN TO A BIG DINNER,

    WHILE A THIRD OF AMERICA IS ON THE BRINK OF

    ECONOMIC DISASTER. ON THE OTHER HAND WE ARE

    MOST THANKFUL THAT HE WILL GET OUT OF THE

    WHITE HOUSE & OUT OF OUR LIVES. MAY THE LORD GIVE

    HIM BACK WHAT HE GAVE US, OUR FAMILIES & THE WORLD.

    December 24, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  6. Bill Brennan

    What? No humble pie.

    December 24, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  7. Nelson Colorado Springs Co

    MERRY CHRISTMAS PRESIDENT BUSH AND FAMILY MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

    December 24, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  8. Objective thinking

    Bush-bashing in 3... 2... 1...

    December 24, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  9. Judy Mia Fl

    is it Jan 20th yet?

    December 24, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  10. M.H.

    Ummmm George ... don't forget to choke on a pretzel, or a turkey bone ... or whatever is handy.

    December 24, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  11. Texas Teacher

    :) So what.... pardon me... I'm about to spit up in mouth!

    December 24, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  12. Joseph

    Texas roots? He's from Connecticut.

    December 24, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  13. Hating for the holidays

    Say something nice about Pres. Bush.

    December 24, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  14. MLH

    Love to be a fly on the wall. What do you discuss at those dinners?

    December 24, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  15. j

    Please, Bush/Cheney, just leave. It's time for the age of Obama. I hope he's got the smarts to handle the giant enormous crisis America is in.

    December 24, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  16. JIMBISCIELLO

    I UNDERSTAND THAT THEY WILL BE TRYING A NEW DELICASY THIS YEAR
    POACHED SHOE LEATHER OMELETS

    December 24, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  17. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    CHOKE ON A BONE AND ROT IN HELL, BUSH

    December 24, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  18. sick n tired

    Lets hope he doesn't use his time formulating another terrorist attack before he leaves office! His little brother Jeb is on deck for a victory in 2012! Just wait and see!!!!!!!

    December 24, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  19. obama-mama

    John in Ohio you took the words right out of my mouth.....He should also have lit coal in his stocking

    December 24, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  20. Chief lagosboy, NJ

    They should also include Roast Pig on the menu, Swine!!!!

    December 24, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  21. jarebear

    "will sit down Thursday night to a Christmas eve dinner"

    I'm glad the President has the power to move Christmas eve on to Christmas day.

    December 24, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  22. Robin

    Again, not news.
    Merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  23. Josh from CA

    The last supper.

    December 24, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  24. S Callahan

    Wow, I'm not cooking this year....can I stop over for a nip? :-)

    December 24, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  25. Mike in NY

    Eating turkey is cannibalistic for this crew. And where's Shotgun Cheney? Oh yeah, hiding in a secure location.

    December 24, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
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