Aloha! Obama family to spend Christmas in Hawaii

The first family will spend newarly two weeks over Christmas in President Obama's home state of Hawaii, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports.

The Obamas will reportedly arrive in Honolulu on December 23 and stay until January 2. The White House will not confirm the trip, but sources tell ITK that plans for the family vacation have been in place since last summer.

More from the Star-Bulletin on Obama's connection to the islands:

In the past, Obama made a point of celebrating Christmas with his grandmother Madelyn Payne Dunham. The woman who raised Obama when his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was working and studying in Indonesia, died last November.

Also in past years, Obama would spend time with his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng.

Soetoro-Ng and her husband, Konrad Ng, are also expected back in Honolulu. They were living in Washington, D.C., this year while Ng, a University of Hawaii professor, was scholar-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution's Asian Pacific American program.

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