Obama Spends Christmas in Hawaii

Returning to his childhood home, the president spends time with his family.
1:51 | 12/24/11

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President Obama has returned to his childhood home for Christmas Eve the president and his family are spending the holidays. In Hawaii again this year as usual look white house press corps is spending if there with them here's ABC's the -- Denise. It's been awhile since we've seen the president smiled like this -- Blame him keep -- paradise. 5000 miles away from -- to leave Washington. With the legislative victory over house Republicans on the payroll tax cut under his belt his reward more than a week of golf sand and surf ahead. This morning the Obama's woke up in this eight million dollar 6000 square foot. Luxury vacation rental which boasts five bedrooms and a swimming pool nestled in a lush tropical garden. They've got their buddies next door to houses over hanging out with them because of the coming goes on in people big jacuzzi. Just lots of space to run around and let us. Outside the -- -- -- -- beach though not everyone here is happy to share this stretch of sand with the first family. They have First Act as everything. But don't street at island snow they've got -- -- -- was ready. The president's favorite flavors cherry lemon lime and -- orange all over ice for them a presidential visit means big business. There's so -- -- terrorism was that one might get humane thing to see the pictures on the line ask this -- be experiences lights. It's really cool the. All off the record. And the president told ABC's Barbara Walters that lazy this is his biggest -- flock he has no public events scheduled from now. Through new year and -- with weather like this. It looks like it's time for him to indulge.

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