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'Merry Christmas Everybody': Obamas Share Final Holiday Address

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    President Barack Obama and the first lady shared a bittersweet goodbye — and a few laughs — in their final Christmas video message to the country released Saturday. (Published Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016)

    President Barack Obama and the first lady shared a bittersweet goodbye — and a few laughs — in their final Christmas video message to the country released Saturday.

    "Celebrating the holidays in the White House over these past eight years has been a true privilege," Michelle Obama said in their most recent holiday message. "We've been able to welcome over half a million guests, our outstanding pastry chefs have baked 200,000 holiday cookies and Barack has treated the American people to countless dad jokes."

    The president added: "Although a few got a frosty reception."

    In the four-minute address, the first couple thanked the military families, touted Obamacare and other initiatives, and imparted the idea that in America, we "are our brother's keeper."