President and Mrs. Obama Wish Americans a Merry Christmas, Focus on Military Families and Their Sacrifices

Posted on December 22, 2012

President and Mrs. Obama made the weekly presidential address together to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. The Obamas thanked Americans for being so giving and helping their fellow citizens through the year: from Hurricane Sandy to the shooting, Americans stepped up to lend a helping hand to neighbors in need. They also focused on those in the military and asked citizens to help military families, who serve right alongside their loved ones who are deployed, sometimes for very long stretches. The president spoke of his faith in Christ, and how the season is to celebrate his birth. He then mentioned the values that Christianity and other faiths have in common. Take a look: