December 31st, 2008
02:35 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama's Hawaiian Christmas to be followed by quiet island New Year

The Obama family (above: the president-elect with daughters Malia and Sasha) will have a quiet New Year’s celebration as their vacation draws to a close.
The Obama family (above: the president-elect with daughters Malia and Sasha) will have a quiet New Year’s celebration as their vacation draws to a close.

(CNN) - President-elect Barack Obama will ring in the New Year quietly at the rental home in Hawaii, according to transition spokesman Ben LaBolt. “The Obama family is staying in Kailua, celebrating with friends,” LaBolt said, referring to he part of the island of Oahu where the family has been staying for nearly two weeks.

The Obamas are planning to move into a DC hotel this weekend.


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soundoff (114 Responses)
  1. JONNY IN GEORGIA

    JAMES STOP IT GOD MADE US IN HIS LIKENESS WE ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL ONE GOD ONE AIM ONE DESTINY. LOVE ONLY HAPPY NEW YEAR USA AND THE WORLD PALESTINE MAY YOU FIND PEACE AND ALSO THE REST OF THE WORLD JAMAICA LOVE

    December 31, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  2. Peggy Lucas

    God Bless the President Elect and his family and God Bless the United States of America. We have all struggled for the last eight years, may peace and prosperity be with us under President Barack Obama!

    December 31, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  3. timothy

    I hope Obama does well, I really do. But, even if he doesn't, people are already lined up with excuses for him. Its a win-win situation for him. If he succeeds, then everybody praises him.....if he fails, then its all Bush's fault. See, can't lose.

    December 31, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  4. Cynthia - Arkansas

    What's up with all these negative posts. Glad I'm not any of you! I know Barack will be a wonderful president. He is a very intelligent and caring person. He surrounds himself with the best and brightest.

    I hope everyone has a very happy New Year!

    December 31, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  5. happy new year

    Happy new year and God bless.

    December 31, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  6. virginia for obama

    HE AND HIS FAMILY IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!

    December 31, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  7. maurice

    i try to put my personal feelings seperate from my bussiness feelings. that said i wish everyone a happy newyear including the goverment. including obama. as well as all the haters that post on here. hahahahahha

    December 31, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  8. blair

    Who cares where he is at as long as it is not in the white house.

    December 31, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  9. pearl

    to "Once you vote Black": What do you mean "He was born in Hawaii before it was a country?" Would you believe that Hawaii is NOT a country, and never has been! It became a STATE in 1959; Obama was born there in 1961. Please try not to show your ignorance so blantantly.

    December 31, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  10. BUSH BEGONE AND NOW 75% OF AMERICANS AGREE, FINALLY!

    Happy New Year to all in the blogsphere!

    December 31, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  11. AKI

    HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL PRESIDENTIAL FAMILY WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST .SEE YOU 01-20-2009 THE WHITH HOUSE.I LOVE YOU ALL

    December 31, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  12. 20 More Days!!

    James: and your picture will be posted when?? and along with it could you also post your accomplishments in life so far. Then perhaps we can take your remarks seriously.

    December 31, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  13. CLINTON

    FreeNLovIt I ALSO BELIEVE IN THAT BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO TALK LIKE THAT, IF PEOPLE DON'T CARE YOU CAN'T FORCE THEM, IT'S THERE CHOICE, THAT'S FREEDOM, ONLY GOD KNOWS IF OBAMA IS THE ANTICHRIST

    December 31, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  14. Dee Dee

    I'm very excited to have this new President. I know he will do great things, is in control and knows how to manage. A very smart man. I wish him all the best for the monumental tasks that will be his responsibility come Jan 20th and from what I've seen on the news, that man, our new President, is going to hit the ground running and start taking care of business. Shame on you, Bush, you could have done so much more.............

    December 31, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
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