Dec 25 2010
The Obamas celebrating the Holidays at the White House, early December

Holidays at the White House: Michelle Obama Tracks Santa

As we speak, the Obamas are in Hawaii for the holidays. However, early on Christmas Eve, Michelle Obama spent some time to answer phone calls from kids asking the question of the day: Where is Santa? The phone calls were part of the NORAD “Tracks Santa” program. “Track Santa” began in 1955 after kids in Colorado Springs, saw a Sears ad in the newspaper that invited kids to call Santa, with the wording, “Hey, Kiddies! Call me direct.. Just dial.. “

Only problem, the number was misprinted. It actually sent their calls to the desk of Colonel Harry Shoup at NORAD. The colonel played along and had his staff give kids continuous updates about Santa’s whereabouts.

Those updates are happening right now. In a few hours, he should be back at the North Pole.

Michelle Obama reading holiday stories to kids at the White House

Meanwhile at the White House.. Each year a holiday theme is selected. This year, The Obamas decided on Simple Gifts, which is “a celebration of friends and family, heart and home, and the simple things that bring joy at Christmas.”

In the video below, Michelle Obama explains further.

“The greatest blessings of all are the ones that don’t cost a thing. The time that we spend with our loved ones. The freedoms we enjoy as Americans and the joy we feel from reaching out to those in need. So we wish you guys a happy and healthy holiday season. Looking around, you can tell why this is one of my favorite times of the year.”

There’s more to see at Holidays at the White House

Merry Christmas!

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 White Surfer Dude Sun, Dec 26, 2010 - 7:04 pm

I think Michelle Obama is the most beautiful and not to mention intelligent First Lady this nation has ever had! Of course I’m biased because I’m very attracted to athletic African-American women like the First Lady. Anyways have a great new year!

2 travell ray Thu, May 19, 2011 - 3:21 pm

what up mr. obama wat u doin thanks for running for president.Do u hav a facbook can u send me your email so i can find u on facbok.

3 Heavizie Wed, Feb 22, 2012 - 3:39 am

graficamente mi piace molto, mi agruuo ci sia almeno un multi on line vero , pero la mancanza di una modalita storia ed i controlli che si preannunciano macchinosi non giocano a suo favore.

4 shalonda Tue, Mar 26, 2013 - 1:55 pm

omg youre family really is a active butiful family.youre family really sticks together.( 3

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