So, what are the holiday traditions behind the White House Doors…? Well, every family has a couple of their own traditions, but it must be really different celebrating holidays in the White House. Right?
Former first daughter and Today Show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager interviewed Michelle Obama about Christmas in the White House, and the first lady explained her role during the holidays as no less than that of a "hostess-in-chief"
"I'm the hostess in chief. We host a number of events here for a whole range of people," the first lady said.
"This is the most special time to be in the White House. It’s the one time of the year when we really open up the White House. We have thousands and thousands of visitors just streaming through every day. It's beautiful, everything looks great, the smells are magnificent. So it's just special, very special,"First Lady told Bush Hager, who had spent many holidays in the White House when her father, George W. Bush, was president.
The ladies chatted about their time in the White House, the extraordinary holiday decorations, and the First Dog Bo, who is “the most popular member of our family.”
Michelle also revealed the family’s holiday traditions; she said that the family will be spending Christmas approximately 5,000 miles away from the White House in Hawaii, where the president grew up.
“We go out there, and we spend time with friends and family," she said, "That tends to be our gift to each other, the president and I. We don’t exchange gifts. We say, ‘We’re in Hawaii. Merry Christmas.’’
Michelle and Jenna both looked beautiful wearing floral prints for the interview. Jenna explained that they had no idea that they would be wearing similar prints until they met on the set. “We looked at each other and ‘Oh, we match!”
Jenna interviewed the first lady for a special airing at 8 p.m. Thursday on NBC, "A White House Christmas, First Families Remember."
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Also watch adorable Bo – the first dog, inspects the White House Holiday Decorations.