Obama family wishes Twitter followers Merry Christmas
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Former President Obama wished Twitter followers a Merry Christmas on Monday on behalf of his family, marking their first Christmas season outside of the White House in eight years. 

“On behalf of the Obama family, Merry Christmas! We wish you joy and peace this holiday season,” he tweeted. 

 

 

The picture shows Obama, former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaSNL's Melania Trump gets advice from former first ladies ahead of the State of the Union Trump to host Super Bowl watch party at Florida golf club Michelle Obama: Bad behavior in the age of Trump makes teachers' jobs more difficult MORE, and their daughters Sasha and Malia in front of a tree and presents. 

Young children dressed as elves are seen posing in front of the family. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE, who has suggested the Obama administration did not say "merry Christmas" enough, posted a Christmas message alongside first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMeghan McCain: Melania is 'my favorite Trump, by far' White House announces 140th annual Easter Egg Roll Listen: Tumbling stocks wipe out market gains this year MORE on Monday. 

"On behalf of Melania, myself, Barron and the entire Trump family, God bless you, God bless America, and have a very very merry Christmas and happy new year," Trump said.