(CNN) - President-elect Barack Obama's traditional Hawaiian Christmas includes opening presents with his family this morning, and dining on turkey and ham tonight.
The Obamas had spent past Christmases with the president-elect's grandmother Madelyn Dunham, a Hawaiian native, who died earlier this year. Obama attended a memorial service for Dunham earlier this week.
I wish they'd set another place for me. , ::she said, slurping her ramen noodles::::: I would love nice dinner right now .
Kenneth M. of Flushing Queens,were you born stupid or did you grow into it.President Elect Obama is more American then you are and three times are smart.No matter what you say about this man he is your new President along with the 62% of the American people who voted for him,so stop hating and enjoy what you have left of your insane life.
On this Christmas day, this 75 year old grandmother truly wishes the very best for our president elect and his family. God and the world knows he is in for the ride of his life. Yes, our country is in a huge mess, and will be for some time to come. The blame game????? Hindsight is every thing isn't it? On this day, I also wish the best for President and Mrs. Bush. jb
God Bless you and MERRY CHRISTMAS Mr. President-Elect and family. God bless you and MERRY CHRISTMAS Mr. President and family. God bless and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all of us. PEACE on Earth and good will to ALL MEN. Amen
It sounds a great dinner – fit for a great president
CNN- get off this guys jock. You had a headline earlier that said "Obama has a good body. . . get over it". He is not an American Idol star or a celebrity. You are becoming as shell of yourself, Nat'l Enquiresque.
To Roger in Ga,
That was a wonderful thing you said and I pray that all of us take note. You're a man of principle and faith. You make us all proud to be an American. Peace to you and your family. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
hmm. ham. I guess he ain't muslim. that is if no one "misspoke" in this article.
.....and ease up folks. just funnin'
Dang, I thought the Obamas were like everyday people. Everyone I know is having soup to eat, but this man who claims to be liike us is having an expensive turkey and ham dinner. So much for being like the rest of us, eh?
I hope that our President-Elect and his beautiful family have a wonderful Christmas!
I also hope that thanks to the new direction Obama is taking our country WE CAN ALL HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
But, he left out the fried chicken and watermelon. I'm sure that somewhere in the world you can get a watermelon on Christmas. I bet you can get them from Kenya.
Irritated in FL,
I feel for your soul and the hatered within your heart. Something very bad must have happened to you somewhere in your life. For you to spew such hatered on Chistmas Day is very sad. The rest of us feel for you and hope that you find a light in your life. I wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your loved ones and peace in your heart. That is my Christmas prayer for you.
And your proof would be???
With due respect, Madelyn Dunham was NOT a Hawaiian native. To be a Hawaiian native, you need to be born in Hawaii and have Hawaiian bloodlines. She was born in Kansas and relocated to Honolulu. There are few "Hawaiians" left. Most of us are considered "Kama'ainas" (those who have lived on the islands for a long time).
Please stop treating this guy like a celebrity!!!!!!! I don't want to know what my presidents body looks like in a swimming suit and neither do 90% of the world leaders!!!!
He's our President.........NOT.........a Hollywood celebrity!!!!!!!!!
Irritated in Fl:
You are the worst kind of human being. How DARE you speak ill of the dead. What a model Christian you are.
Also, nice try but Obama didn't need any sympathy vote to put him over the top as he won in a LANDSLIDE.
Say it with me: President Barack Hussein Obama.
Obama's grandmother was not a Hawaiian Native. Generally a person is a native of the place where they were born. She had lived here for a long time, but she was not born here.
To all the negative bloggers out there, I thought this was the season for peace on Earth goodwill towards men. The day is not over so I pray you can find the true meaning of Christmas and family. Where are your Chrstian values.
There right!. . . I'm an Obama supporter too. but you don't have to report everything his does like whats for dinner.
To: Irritated in Fl
Stop reading so many mystery novels. You sound creepy and morbid!!!
While I wish the President Elect and his family a happy holiday, I am getting a little tired of hearing so many irrelevant details about his life. What he is eating, how he looks in swimming trunks, what he and his wife are wearing to the inauguration...what I really care about is what he is going to do with the economy.
Who cares. CNN sucks. Is osama inviting you to dinner? It would seem only fair since you handed him the election.
to kenneth queens.
i want you to remember that grand parents were not american. check the american history. you may not be american because your mother and father are chinese. flushing is a chinese area.
To: William A. Schaedler from St. Louis
Of course you can get watermelon from Kenya. It is our motherland. It's where life started. And by the way, I am African American and I love watermelon and chicken. If you think you are offending someone, you are not. The bottom line is that you now have a black president and you have to deal with it – the watermelon and chicken and every other "black" food. Sorry guy but your talk is not going to get Obama out of the White House.
It was America's ancestors that brought us blacks over here and now we are here to stay so deal with it. By the way, I thank them for bringing us over here because God has done amazing things for my grandparents' generation and many to come.
You don't like black people – then move. Soon, people of color will consume the American population. Hispanics are growing in numbers. So diversity is here to stay buddy. Being that the earth consists of 3/4 colored, you are going to have to find a remote location in order to get away from diversity.
God bless Obama this Christmas season and God Bless America.
Amber what election are you referring to? A landlside? is 52% a landslide? He just barely beat out Bush's numbers in 04'. Would you call Bush 04' a landslide? You Obamabots have got to realize that many people did not want him as President. And no they weren't all rednecks or racists. He is doing a GREAT job creating a good mix of cabinet members to appease those who were not for him.