Obama greets carolers on Christmas Eve in Hawaii

A group of women in Hawaii were greeted by former President Obama on Christmas Eve as they sang Christmas carols outside the home where his family was staying.

Members of Windward ReSisters, a women’s group in Hawaii, decided to gather outside the estate where the Obama family was staying for Christmas and sing carols to welcome him, People magazine reported.


“We got our group together on Saturday and went with our pussy hats and Santa hats and proceeded to Christmas carol in front of the estate,” Darlene Mandel, a member of the group, told People.

Obama came out of the party and joined them in singing a few lines of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

“After about 10 minutes, he came out with three Secret Service agents and I was ready with my trusty camera,” Mandel said. “He was joking because my girlfriend spilled champagne on him. It was short and sweet and made our Christmas.”

Mandel said that Obama shook hands with the women and hugged one of them.

“No wonder you’re singing so happy," he said in the video. "I didn’t realize there was champagne to go with it!”

Obama, who was born in Hawaii, regularly spent Christmas on the island while serving in the White House.

He tweeted a picture of his family on the holiday, wishing his followers a merry Christmas.