Bipartisan Christmas greetings from around the country
December 25th, 2012
10:10 AM ET
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Bipartisan Christmas greetings from around the country

(CNN) - Governors, senators, members of Congress, and other political figures took to social media with Christmas greetings and to share their plans for the holiday.

Largely absent from their postings was politics, such as the views many have posted recently on the fiscal cliff, gun legislation and the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

See a selection of the postings below the jump.

President Barack Obama posted a photo of his dog, Bo, enjoying a snowfall outside the White House

Texas Gov. Rick Perry posted the same photo:

Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina was recently named by Gov. Nikki Haley as the successor to Sen. Jim DeMint, who plans to step down in January to lead the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic Party chairwoman, posted about what was on her December 25th menu.

Several political figures - including Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas, Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, Gov. Dannel Malloy of Connecticut, Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia, Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas and Rep. Renee Ellmer of Kansas - posted messages noting military servicemen and women.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, like many parents, was awoken early Christmas morning by her children:

Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota wrote about a classic Christmas cartoon.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska posted a video greeting to her constituents.

Her Alaskan colleague, Sen. Mark Begich, posted about his Christmas Eve activities.

Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado noted that his state had grown the tree seen by thousands of visitors to the Capitol this season.

Gov. Rick Scott of Florida and his wife offered their holiday greetings.

And Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey showed his spirit with a video of a performance of a Christmas classic alongside the Boston Pops orchestra.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    There's NOTHING bipartisan, about Democrats. not even Christmas.

    December 25, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  2. plain&simple

    Rick McDaniel is a grinch....be happy today is Christmas and a day to celebrate New beginnings,New light, New growth and insights to make obsolete old tired rhetoric. Everyone of faith and everyone of non belief can come together in hope for understanding and cooperation ... continuing our progress as a great nation and loving people into our future.

    December 25, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  3. Name lynn

    ok what so special about displays and cbristmas what your point for printing this

    December 25, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Let's all take time out to give Thanks to our Military men, Women and their families. It's hard for me to say Merry Xmas to those who have lost so much and are missed so much on this day.

    December 25, 2012 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |