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Posted on: Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Obama not expecting much under Christmas tree


Associated Press

WASHINGTON ó President Obama says the only Christmas presents he needs from his daughters are hugs.

During an interview on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Obama said he and first lady Michelle Obama decided several years ago not to buy each other presents. Obama says that doesnít always save him money because he makes up for that on birthdays and Motherís Day, but it does save him some wrapping time around the holidays.
Obama says daughters Malia and Sasha arenít asking for much this Christmas, but they do like iPods, video games and books.
The Obamas are expected to spend Christmas in the presidentís native Hawaii, though the White House has not confirmed their final plans.