Did the Obama family skip church services this Christmas?
The White House readout of the President’s activities on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day makes no mention of church services – although the President and the First Lady made time to visit service members of the United States Military at the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii.
Below is the text of the White House release to the press:
Last night, the President made holiday telephone calls to US service members, then sat down with his family for Christmas Eve dinner.
This morning, the family gathered around 8AM to open their Christmas gifts. They then ate breakfast and sang carols.
This afternoon, the President and the First Lady traveled to the Marine Base to visit with servicemembers and their families.
In the evening, the First Family and friends will enjoy dinner at their home.
The Obama family attended Church on Christmas during their Hawaii vacation in 2011 and 2010 – attending services at the chapel at the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii. The family made headlines in 2009, when they attended no religious services.
Obama is expected to leave tonight to return to Washington D.C., while his family remains in Hawaii.