(CNN) - President-elect Barack Obama's traditional Hawaiian Christmas includes opening presents with his family this morning, and dining on turkey and ham tonight.
The Obamas had spent past Christmases with the president-elect's grandmother Madelyn Dunham, a Hawaiian native, who died earlier this year. Obama attended a memorial service for Dunham earlier this week.
Ms. Madelyn's empty chair must be heartbreaking for our new President along with his bitter-sweet year as a whole. But as every life must adapt to changes, when an old way of life ends a new beginning opens to a brighter day. Good Bless our new President and his family always and grant him the strength and wisdom to resurrect a nation!!!
Ham! I thought he was a Muslim. That does not sound American. What country is this guy from? Oh yeah, the country of Hawaii. Or did he just get a birth certificate from them. Matt or Irish Boston, can you tell us again why Hawaii issues birth certs to people who were born elseware? And this whole natrual born thing. What is that all about?
we'll be havin' baked crow and fried spam. mmmmm,mmmmm......,
[it's ok, i'm from arkansas. we lub crow and spam]
Awl. Can't wait to see how the media trys to make the messiah so cute sounding after one year of his debacle.
I hope Barack got what he wanted for Christmas. I got a new toothbrush.
Merry Christmas, new First Family, and all the blessings of the New Year.
Kenneth m. You are a jerk. You are NOT informed, and you a re a hater. he is not a Muslim, and so what if he where?
Merry Christmas, anyway.
For the faithful of many religions there are prohibitions on eating certain foods. For example those who follow Islam or Judaism do not eat pork.
Merry Christmas to all.
Kennth M of Flushing – get over it!
I'm very glad to know that our new President and his family are gonna eat some turkey for Christmas. Thanks CNN for reporting these news. ^^
We care why?
Merry Christmas Obamas!!
MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND YOUR LOVELY FAMILY,
a) Your spelling sucks, so you obviously haven't been the recipient of an American education – perhaps you were the one born elsewhere? Or 'elseware', as you like to put it...
b) Get over it. Americans come in all colours now. You might be bitter because old racist rednecks like yourself are on the way out, but the rest of the world is happy to see you go! You may have 'thought' he was Muslim, but that puts you in a group with a lot of angry, loud, ignoramuses unable to accept progress. Happy holidays, loser!
I may be a nitpicker, but I thought Mrs. Dunham was born in Kansas, which would make her a Kansas native, but a Hawaii resident. Maybe CNN needs to hire a new copywriter. Nevertheless, I hope all have a wonderful Christmas,
Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and a wonderful Holiday Season regardless of your religion or faith. Keep good thoughts in your hearts for our country and her people. God Bless each and all.
Merry Christmas, Obama Family! The greatest Christmas gift of all for me this year. Obama in the Whitehouse, and a new dawn for America.
Is this news?
Finally! A president that eats the same thing for Christmas that I eat! I love this guy!
Were actually gonna have a president that reads, and is smart. He might listen to those who disagree with him sometimes, and inspire people. Just one thing; can he start any sooner?
MERRY CHRISTMAS to the PE and all of his family. I am pleased that you are able to enjoy some down time before you step into the mess on 20 Jan of 2009.
I did not vote for you but as Senator McCain said on election night, the majority have spoken and you are now my President Elect so I will support your efforts to turn our country and economy around. I may not always agree with your decisions but you will still be our leader.
Good Luck and GOD speed President Elect Obama
Yammy..... I wish I was invited. Buy the way do the media has to report on everything OBAMA does? Get a life and leave the president Elect alone enjoy his vacation.
Obama farts, it's got to be reported. Obama go to the bathroom, it's on the political ticker. What is wrong with you? Ohhh i forgot, Nothing to report on
Gee. Died earlier this year. Yeah, Oct. 21st. Then the cremated remains were stashed and it was announced Nov 2 that she had JUST died in order to get Obama the sympathy vote. What a pathetic weasel. And this is the kind of lying, deceitful filth that you people want leading our nation. When he went o visit his "ailing" grandmother...she was already dead! The state of Hawaii needs to quit protecting this devil.
Who cares? Return people's money as a Christmas gift who financed his campaign. People have hard time feeding their own and someone else is splurging their money.
CNN = National Enquirer
Just another example of CNN reporting tabloid news.
I am sure CNN will not let this past thier moderators, but if they do,,,,
Are we going to hear about every little trivial thing Obama does?
CNN, why do you not report on the people who have nothing to eat on Xmas, or report on those who can not afford a simple Barbier doll for thier kids on Xmas morning?
Why not report on the missions who feed underprivledged, or the churches that open thier doors for the homeless.
Why must we hear tabloid journalism about Obama.