White House Christmas card 2011: As usual, not a person in sight


View Photo Gallery: This year’s White House Christmas card (above), and the holiday greetings of presidents past.

The new Obama family portrait (see larger version). (Pete Souza/the White House)

One heck of a Christmas card, right?

Nope. Their holiday card went out last week — and like almost every season’s greeting from the White House in memory, there's not a two-legged first family member in sight.

The only Obama in this year’s mailing (underwritten by the DNC) is Portuguese water dog Bo, snoozing by a toasty White House fireplace and a table laden with gifts in the drawing by artist Mark Matuszak.


President Bush's 2005 Christmas card. (AP)

Jorge Santini’s 2011 Christmas card. (Courtesy of the Mayor of San Juan's office)
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