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  • The President: Merry Christmas everybody.

  • Now we're not going to take up too much of your

  • time because today's about family and being

  • together with the ones you love.

  • And luckily for me that means I get a little

  • help on the Weekly Address as well.

  • Mrs. Obama: The holidays at the

  • White House are such a wonderful time of year.

  • We fill the halls with decorations,

  • Christmas trees, and carolers.

  • And this year we invited more than

  • 65,000 people to join us.

  • Our theme was, "A Children's Winter Wonderland."

  • And Americans young and old had a chance to come

  • together and celebrate the season.

  • The President: And today our family

  • will join millions across the country in celebrating

  • the birth of Jesus.

  • The birth of not just a baby and in a manger

  • but the message that has changed the world.

  • To reach out to the sick, the hungry, the troubled,

  • and above all else to love one another as we would

  • be loved ourselves.

  • Mrs. Obama: We hope that this

  • holiday season will be a chance for us to live out that message.

  • To bridge our differences and lift up our family,

  • friends, and neighbors.

  • And to reconnect with the values that

  • bind us together.

  • And as a country that also means celebrating

  • and honoring those who have served and sacrificed

  • for all of us.

  • Our troops, veterans, and their families.

  • The President: In just a few days

  • our combat mission in Afghanistan will be over.

  • Our longest war will come to a responsible end.

  • And that gives us an opportunity to step back

  • and reflect upon all that these families have given us.

  • We're able to gather with family and friends because

  • our troops are willing to hug theirs goodbye and

  • step forward to serve.

  • After a long day we can come home because they're

  • willing to leave their families and deploy.

  • We can celebrate the holidays because

  • they're willing to miss their own.

  • Mrs. Obama: And so as our troops

  • continue to transition back home, back to our businesses,

  • our schools, our congregations, and our

  • communities, it's up to all of us to serve them

  • as well as they've served us.

  • And you can visit joiningforces.gov

  • to find out how you can honor and support the troops,

  • veterans, and military families in your communities.

  • That's something we can do not only during the

  • holiday season but all year around.

  • The President: So Merry Christmas everybody.

  • May God bless you all and we wish you

  • and your family a happy and healthy 2015.

The President: Merry Christmas everybody.

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Weekly Address: Happy Holidays from the President and First Lady

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