December 25th, 2011
08:57 PM ET

Christmas in Hawaii

President Obama and his family are spending Christmas on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.   According to information provided by the White House the first family opened presents and sang carols before heading to Christmas services at the Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay chapel.

Later in the day President Obama and the first lady will head back to the base to visit with service members and their families.

Topics: The Family • Vacation
December 25th, 2011
08:32 PM ET

Obama calls the troops

Statement from Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest:

"On Christmas Eve, the President made phone calls to 10 service members, two from each Service, to wish them a happy holiday and thank them for their service."

See the photo here

Topics: Vacation • White House