Final Holiday Message From The Obamas [VIDEO]

NBC News reports:

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.

There was even a throwback when Michelle Obama introduced a clip of their first Christmas address in 2009, when the president — with hair that was noticeably less gray — couldn’t stop giggling.

“Celebrating the holidays in the White House over these past eight years has been a true privilege,” she 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.”

“Although a few got a frosty reception,” the president added. 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.”

  • Silver Badger

    HIgh class throughout the Obama Presidency. Ending as they started. What an extreme change trump is going to be.

    • Chucktech

      Merry Christmas, SB, and god help the USA in 2017.

      • Silver Badger

        Same to ya. And us!

  • Chucktech

    Can you even imagine The Donald and Melania attempting something like this with any warmth or heart or soul??

    • Silver Badger

      Well for one thing, it would be Donald and Ivanka…

    • Dagoril

      Oh I’m sure he could muster a little “warmth” for the people who have to pay a million bucks to attend the event next year. He might even be able to grimace his way through it.

    • bzrd

      the dump said they decided for change, no more Saturday radio messages; he’s just going to tweet us to hell

      festivus Chuck

      • Chucktech

        Back atcha, bzrd!

    • kaydenpat


    • Kim K’s Kute Koochy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      LOL Tramp is trying. This gotta chap some evangelical ass

      Happy #Hanukkah— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2016

      • jefe5084

        ooo. I feel a natural catastrophe coming on somewhere in the world. We’ll see what Jerry Falwell and Jim Baker come up with. Of course they will blame us. Suspense. /S

  • stuckinthewoods

    Did I get my Christmas wish? Did Santa come and take Trump away?

    • Stogiebear

      Sorry. I overslept and he slithered away.

  • jefe5084

    WOW. We will soon go from so much class, to so much trash. UGH!!
    Thanks Obamas. Man, will I miss you guys.

  • geoffalnutt

    I can’t even look at their faces without my eyes filling with tears. Can’t be here. Bye.

  • rednekokie

    A class act, through and through. We are all going to miss them, very much. Some of us may not admit that now, but we soon shall.
    And thank you, Joe, for your class act. Your blog makes my day — after day – – after day.

  • PickyPecker
    • Chucktech

      Merry Christmas, PP! Your posts give me great joy and fun! (Not to mention, I steal lots of your material!)

      • PickyPecker

        Have a safe, fun and relaxing holiday, Chuck!! xo

        • bzrd

          one of the highlights of Taco Tuesday and the year was the bicycle riding taco giving the man in his car a great surprise.

          festivus Mr. P

          • PickyPecker

            Enjoy your holidays, bzrd! xo

          • bzrd

            lovely, thanks
            and festivus everyone at JMG

          • Grumpy Old Man
          • Grumpy Old Man

            Some times I can’t help myself – PP I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday!

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    • kaydenpat

      Yes. Classy to the very end.

    • Kim K’s Kute Koochy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      merry Xmas to you & your fam!

    • billbear1961

      Merry Christmas, sweetheart!


  • Mow

    Nothing I can really say about this but… thank you, Mr. President and Mrs. Obama.

  • Gustav2

    Sherlock this for me. The hubby and siblings come from an always. ALWAYS Ham on Christmas family. After the ‘greetings’ phone calls this AM, we discovered 3 of the 5 (us included) are having Prime Rib this year. How did that sacrilege happen?

    • Lars Littlefield

      Easy. There was a sale on rib roast at the PigglyWiggly.

      • We had steak with mushrooms sauteed in wine and butter, corn and rice with curry.

  • Michael R

    And now the Joker takes over Gotham City , having passed himself off as Batman .

  • BobSF_94117

    So, how come the other 300,000 didn’t get a cookie?

  • Tiger Quinn

    Going to miss them so much.

  • SoCalGal20

    Please don’t leave us with that terrible man!

    Going to miss the Obamas being in the White House.

  • tcinsf

    Gods I’m going to miss them.

  • Michael R

    Final holiday message sounds so …. final

  • SoCalGal20
    • TuuxKabin

      Who has more fun than LGBTQ & Democrats?

    • worstcultever

      The actual choice of the American people for president sure looks great. Yay Hillz!

  • bambinoitaliano
  • jimbo65

    Don’t Go!!!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Class is something the Obama’s will always have… …and something Trump will never know.

  • kaydenpat

    Merry Christmas to all of you at JMG. And love to the Obamas.

  • houstonray

    I think they are, arguably, the finest President and First Lady in modern history. They will be so terribly missed but I can’t wait to see what amazing things they do in the new phase of their lives.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful family with all of us.

  • Sam_Handwich

    he should have ended by announcing that he’s installed himself as Supreme Eternal Intergalactic Ayatollah

    • ColdCountry

      Works for me!

  • worstcultever

    Makes me cry just to look at the picture. God knows I’ve had a beef or two with Barack over the years, but just damn. Greatest POTUS and FLOTUS of my lifetime, easily. This country has no idea how bad it’s gonna miss em. Hope they both stay visible. BIG KISSES, Barack and Michelle (and Malia and Sasha)!

  • JellyDonut

    sniff sniff…

  • AlexInIdaho

    DAMN, I’ll miss them! Happy Festivus to the JMG gang!

  • TuuxKabin

    Thank you President and Mrs. Obama and your mother, Malia and Sasha, and . . . who is Sunny the trouble maker? Don’t matter much. Thank you First Family. You are and will be loved.

    • worstcultever

      Yes – BIG ups to Michelle’s mom too

      • JCF

        Yeah, I watched the Oprah interview w/ Michelle. While the O’s are staying in DC until Sasha graduates, Michelle made clear her mom is OUTTA THERE! Back to her beloved Chi-Town…

    • ColdCountry

      Sunny is one of the dogs.

  • Lakeview Bob

    God I miss them already. I wish them the best in the future. Such good people.

    • kanehau

      Unfortunately, the incoming administration will do everything they can to wipe the last 8 years from history. One of the better presidents (and first ladies, and families) we’ve had (in my lifetime).

      Nothing but pure class… has been replaced with nothing but pure crass.

  • rig500

    They will be missed!

  • billbear1961

    CJ and I hope you’ll all enjoy, as much as possible, what may well be the world’s last Christmas.

    With the Obamas’ exit, light is leaving the White House, perhaps never to return.

    The year ahead looks dark, one of relentless struggle against EVIL.

  • JCF

    In revolting contrast

    [Trigger Warning for this thread—SRSLY!]






    Who dafuq, Christian or not, wishes Merry Christmas like this??? With one’s FIST?! “Wish me ‘Merry Christmas’ not ‘Happy Holidays’ back, or I’ll punch your lights out—for Jebus’ Sake!”

    I just can’t…

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    Very classy. Thank you President and Mrs. Obama. You will be missed.

  • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild


  • KnownDonorDad

    Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
    A nation turns its lonely eyes to you
    Woo woo woo
    What’s that you say, Mrs. Robinson?
    Joltin’ Joe has left and gone away
    Hey hey hey, hey hey hey