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Drunken Santas, carol-singing
soldiers and a surprise visit
from Mr T: Nine generations
of First Families reveal what
it´s REALLY like to Christmas
in the White House

Daily Mail (UK), by Helen Pow & Meghan Keneally

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/21/2012 7:13:21 AM

Christmas crossed partisan and generational divides in a new Christmas special where five former First Ladies and a host of former first children all sat down to talk about the holiday season in the White House. Jenna Bush Hager talked about how she loved having Mexican food for their holiday meal, and Amy Carter said a highlight for her was when the annual theme turned to Victorian dolls which she loved as a child. Barbara Bush talked about how the man who dressed up as Santa may have dabbled in the eggnog. ´Do you remember the Santa


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 12/21/2012 7:50:55 AM     (No. 9077290)

I´d rather have a drunken Santa than a Kenyan Marxist....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pomom, 12/21/2012 8:19:19 AM     (No. 9077349)

I watched every part of it except for when the current occupants were shown. The remote got a workout. I think Laura Bush was the most gracious of all the First Ladies and did the best job at showing off the White House. The Barney Cam was a terrific idea.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Aindyin, 12/21/2012 9:51:50 AM     (No. 9077534)

Who cares.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: enuf8, 12/21/2012 10:03:34 AM     (No. 9077563)

Reading in the article about Moooooochelle shopping online, I remember hearing Big Ears stating the obamas DID NOT exchange gifts at Christmas. Bet he gets a new prayer rug this year, tho.
Their gift to each other is vacation in Hawaii--well natch-----paid for by the taxpayer.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: shepsmum, 12/21/2012 11:07:59 AM     (No. 9077742)

#2 -- ditto in my house.

When Laura Bush talked about Christmas 2001, it brought back so many memories. I was a WH volunteer back then in the correspondence office -- so great! -- though they had to suspend our work because of security concerns...anyway, they had to cancel public tours of the WH that year, but did host a party for volunteers. It was amazing, and Mrs. Bush said a few words to all of us. Her tone was understated; she thanked us for our service, acknowledged that it was a sad year but that it was a season of hope. I sure do miss having her as First Lady.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/21/2012 3:17:12 PM     (No. 9078242)

Ok but the puffy soft pieces with Hillary and Chelsea were barf-inducing. Mrs O always sounds like she is reciting talking points. Yuk. Nice to see Barney again!

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