The Obama family spent their sixth annual Christmas on vacation in Hawaii with presents, carols and a concentration on thanking members of a military.
On Christmas Eve, a boss done phone calls to use members from any bend of a troops who are now stationed around a creation to demonstrate thankfulness for their service. On a afternoon of Christmas Day, he and initial lady Michelle Obama designed to revisit members of a troops and their families during a Marine Corps Base in Hawaii.
The family non-stop Christmas gifts and sang carols in a morning, a White House said.
Michelle Obama also took partial in an annual tradition of responding phone calls from children seeking where Santa is located as partial of a annual NORAD Tracks Santa module run by a North American Aerospace Defense Command. This is a fifth year she has helped answer calls, spending about 30 mins on a phone with children.
The NORAD module began in 1955 after a internal journal ad gave out a misprinted write series for children to call Santa, that was indeed a Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The commander on avocation gave a immature child who called information on a ostensible locale of Santa, and a module was continued when NORAD was shaped in 1958.
The module went digital in 1998, and now millions of singular visitors from around a creation lane Santa’s plcae any year, or they can call a live Operations Center staffed with some-more than 1,200 volunteers.