December 24th, 2008
11:55 AM ET
14 years ago

On the Twelfth Christmas Dinner at Camp David

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Bush and his family are spending their last Christmas at Camp David."] WASHINGTON (CNN) – This Christmas is the last at Camp David for President George Bush and his wife Laura. The president and his family will celebrate their twelfth Christmas at the presidential retreat - four when his father George H.W. Bush was president and eight during his own two terms as president.

President Bush’s entire family, including his father and mother, will sit down Thursday night to a Christmas eve dinner that will reflect Bush’s Texas roots. The menu features enchiladas, tamales, rice and beans, and guacamole.

(The first family's full, traditional Christmas day lunch menu after the jump.)

Roast Turkey and Cornbread Dressing

Green Beans

Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Spinach Salad

Giblet Gravy

Cranberry Sauce


Pumpkin Pie

Pecan Pie

Filed under: President Bush
soundoff (90 Responses)
  1. Conservative Independent

    Let's lay off the first family during the holiday season. Even though we don't always agree on their policy decisions I can still be man enough to wish the Bush's a very Merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  2. Mary

    Sounds tasty

    December 24, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  3. Sue

    If they sit down to Christmas Eve dinner on Thursday night, they will have missed the holiday....maybe Bush is dyslexic.

    December 24, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  4. Steve Blaine Washington

    Is everyone supposed to wish the man the has destroyed this county a Merry Christmas. That does not make sense to do so,.

    December 24, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  5. Ray Fisher

    Maryland has such a diverse ethnic background I wouldn't waste a Christmas dinner on TexMex when I had Chesapeake Bay seafood, the ethnic neighborhoods of Baltimore, Maryland fried chicken, etc... To me its like going to a steakhouse and ordering the chef's salad, how droll!!!

    December 24, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  6. John

    bush needs to be behind bars...

    December 24, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  7. Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    Let 'em eat cake!

    December 24, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  8. Eternity

    At least he does not sell his soul, for the world, the flesh and the devil.

    December 24, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  9. SD

    Must be nice.....

    I might get lucky to have some 3 day old bread with some lipton chicken noodle soup.....mostly warm water with a couple of chicken.

    December 24, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  10. Cori from Colorado

    Adios Bush, Jan 20th can't come soon enough!

    December 24, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  11. Matthew

    I wouldn't say last. Jeb is always waiting in the wings.

    December 24, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  12. Raybear

    Yes, and invite John to dinner!

    December 24, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  13. sherri


    December 24, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  14. Rick in WA

    Let's all look back in, say 4 or 5 years and marvel that under GW Bush we were not attacked a single time at home by terrorists. When we are attacked again, under the Obama reign, we will once again re-prioritize our problems. Would you rather be sitting out there making a decision about how much to cut back on your Christmas celebration, or deciding between jumping out of a 100 story window versus burning to death. Go ahead and rant on if you feel the need, but remember.

    December 24, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  15. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    They should be eating with the homeless.

    December 24, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  16. Carol

    give them what they want to eat just get them fed and out!

    December 24, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  17. Rabid

    I say really big Pretzels...

    December 24, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  18. Moonbeam

    Texas roots?! Still trying to fool all the people all the time...

    December 24, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  19. goolyr

    i think pat robertson is a nut and to me obama isnt going to be that great as people say he is as far as i see he could be the anti christ he seems to have every body under his spell i think part of it is because he is black look at opra she had him on her show and didnt want mcain on. that could be considered being prejudice i know maybe this doesnt have anything to do with obama and this sounds being prejudish on my behalf but i wonder how us hispanics are going to be looked upon we dont cry like other races do

    December 24, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  20. Mary

    I didn't care what they ate at Thanksgiving and I realy don't give a Kris Kringle what they eat at Christmas.

    December 24, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  21. Jeff

    Here come the haters...

    December 24, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  22. nathan in Tn

    Yea John and you should be the crow. You sound like a real Hum Bug person at this time of yr. Bet your a winner also. Merry Christmas

    December 24, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  23. D-MI

    Hope the royal family chokes on it...

    December 24, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  24. Viet Vet

    Pretzel's for dessert.? Be sure to choke 'em back shrub.

    December 24, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  25. Nothing but a Jeep

    I wonder why he does'nt open the doors and invite the people who are going to be eating dog or cat food?...

    December 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
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