Do Obama, Biden exchange Christmas gifts?
December 12th, 2013
01:05 PM ET
11 months ago

Do Obama, Biden exchange Christmas gifts?

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden let it slip that he and President Obama do not exchange Christmas gifts.

But is it a case of Bah Humbug at the White House? Well, not exactly.

"We exchange birthday gifts, we don't exchange Christmas gifts," the Vice President told the entertainment website TMZ.com Wednesday while on Capitol Hill.

When asked if he had bought a present for the President, Biden joked, "Are you kidding me? He's shopping for me."

He then explained that while they don't exchange gifts on this holiday, they usually buy each other birthday gifts. He said "it's hard" to pick out a gift for the man who sits in the Oval Office."

But he added, "Since we both love golf we usually give each other something to do with golf."

"I gave him a little neat golf bag last time," he continued. "And he gave me this really cool deal – where you practice putting, it's a little gadget he gave me. It's really great."


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. anonymous

    Biden is the cheapest SOB there ever was. Just look at his pathetically miniscule charitable contributions.

    December 12, 2013 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    "But is it a case of Bah Humbug at the White House? Well, not exactly."

    No doubt it will end up a 500+ comment RW conspiracy story.

    @ DM4O: The boy scout pack I referenced? I've tried to respond.

    December 12, 2013 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  3. barryinlasvegas

    Who cares? We already know they are both stingy when it comes to giving to charity but great at giving government money away – since it's not theirs.

    December 12, 2013 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  4. ThinkAgain

    According to the Quitta from Wasilla, “I love the commercialization of Christmas, because it spreads the Christmas cheer.” And when people say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas," you're attacking the "heart" of Christmas ... which apparently is commercialization ...

    Gee, and I thought the whole point of Christmas was to celebrate the birth of the Jesus ...

    December 12, 2013 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Joe just brought the President a hoagie a couple of weeks ago when he had to bum $10 from one of his staffers. I'm sure they buy each other stuff all the time.

    December 12, 2013 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    barryinlasvegas

    Who cares? We already know they are both stingy when it comes to giving to charity but great at giving government money away – since it's not theirs.
    --------------------
    According to their tax returns, the Obamas give a higher percentage of their income to charity than the Romneys.

    December 12, 2013 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  7. smith

    No, of course they don`t. Liberals hate christmas, everybody knows that.

    December 12, 2013 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  8. Evergreen

    Christmas in America: What did you get me?

    December 12, 2013 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  9. Gurgyl

    This so called Christmas is all commercial,.

    December 12, 2013 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  10. smith

    @Rudy- I noticed you put higher percentage. Is that because the Romney`s give more actual dollars than the Obama`s?

    December 12, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  11. Silence DoGood

    @smith "No, of course they don`t. Liberals hate christmas, everybody knows that."

    Everyone except liberals apparently. I am liberal and I love Christmas and many people I know are liberal and love Christmas too. Other people I know celebrate different holidays or none at all because this is America. But we also love America and Freedom of Religion so we don't go trying force it into the Government.

    Keep your judgement about what I don't love to yourself and keep your Theocratic Designs out of my Free Government!

    December 12, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |