In case you missed it, the latest installment in the annual presidential Christmas pet-video series was released Thursday. In it, Bo, the Obamas’ Portuguese water dog, looks bored as he strolls past towering Christmas trees and lighted garland before meeting — gasp! — a larger-than-life-size replica of himself.

It’s cute, but it’s hard for it to compete with the outrageous kitsch of the Christmas videos featuring Barney, the Bush family’s Scottish terrier; in the 2008 version, a sleepy Barney dreams that he’s won the Olympics — in glitchy 2-D animation, no less. Michael Phelps even makes an appearance.

For more on Washington Christmas festivities, check out our Holiday Guide.


View Photo Gallery: First lady Michelle Obama welcomed military families at the annual unveiling of glittering holiday decorations that opens the season of entertaining at the White House. This year’s theme is “Joy to All.”