(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
Happy holidays! http://t.co/RioiEHcl—
Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 23, 2012
Texas Gov. Rick Perry posted the same photo:
Bo romping in snow at the White House...that is a great piece of art! 'Props to POTUS & FL. Merry Christmas to all. http://t.co/iCrSmShR—
Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) December 24, 2012
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.
Merry Christmas from my family to yours! As we celebrate today, keeping the brave men and women of our Armed Forces in our thoughts.—
Tim Scott (@RepTimScott) December 25, 2012
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic Party chairwoman, posted about what was on her December 25th menu.
D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) December 25, 2012
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.
Keeping those serving in our military away from home in our thoughts..merry christmas!<3—
Kay Bailey Hutchison (@kaybaileyhutch) December 25, 2012
Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) December 24, 2012
We especially send love & prayers to #CT's first responders & military overseas who on days like today sacrifice so much on our behalf—
Governor Dan Malloy (@GovMalloyOffice) December 25, 2012
Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, like many parents, was awoken early Christmas morning by her children:
Merry Christmas!! Two excited chidren at our house woke their parents up early to see if Santa came. I hope u have a happy and blessed day.—
Kelly Ayotte (@KellyAyotte) December 25, 2012
Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota wrote about a classic Christmas cartoon.
One of my favorite scenes from Charlie Brown Christmas. Merry Christmas! youtube.com/watch?v=DKk9rv…—
Michele Bachmann (@MicheleBachmann) December 24, 2012
Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska posted a video greeting to her constituents.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (@lisamurkowski) December 24, 2012
Her Alaskan colleague, Sen. Mark Begich, posted about his Christmas Eve activities.
Senator Mark Begich (@SenatorBegich) December 25, 2012
Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado noted that his state had grown the tree seen by thousands of visitors to the Capitol this season.
Mark Udall (@MarkUdall) December 24, 2012
Gov. Rick Scott of Florida and his wife offered their holiday greetings.
.@FLAnnScott and I wish every Florida family a Merry Christmas.—
Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) December 24, 2012
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.
T'was the night before Christmas... You know how it goes but just in case you forgot, here's an oldie but goodie. youtube.com/watch?v=4tj0MO…—
Governor Christie (@GovChristie) December 24, 2012