HONOLULU, Hawaii (CNN) – After an early-morning workout at a local Marine base, the President and First Lady are celebrating a quiet Christmas with family and friends at their rental home on the north side of Oahu.
The President and Mrs. Obama did not exchange gifts this year, according to White House spokesman Bill Burton, who did not give a reason for the decision.
Burton said the couple is focused instead on exchanging gifts with daughters Sasha and Malia as well as the President's half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng and her family.
"For Christmas dinner, the First Family will be eating roast beef, potatoes and other dishes they traditionally eat on Christmas," Burton said.
As for the traditional family talent show they do every year, Burton said that will happen later in the trip that extends into early January.