On Saturday, President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden sent a couple of photos to their well wishers on Christmas. Stockings with the names of their grandchildren were also seen in the picture. Former President Barack Obama shared holiday wishes along with Sunny, his Portuguese water dog. Earlier, Biden had mentioned his love for chocolate chip ice cream in a letter to Santa, on Christmas Eve.
The power couple were in front of their fireplace. Biden wore a navy suit with a crisp white shirt and a blue tie while Jill wore an off white wool dress that had details in gold. The names of their grandchildren were decorated in stockings and were as follows:
Robert II, 15
The Bidens twitter message read “From our family to yours, Merry Christmas! May your time with loved ones be filled with warmth, comfort and joy this holiday season.” According to an earlier report in the Daily Mail, the Bidens would spend Christmas at the White House.
On Christmas Eve, the president and the first lady visited the Children’s National Hospital which is located in Washington D.C.
President Biden also spoke via video to service members from all branches of the military including the Army, Navy and Air Force. He also addressed the Marine Corps, Space Force and Coast Guard and others who were stationed in bases at Qatar, Bahrain and Romania. The Daily Mail reported that those feeds were not live and the stream was cut off as those conversations were private.
Biden spoke to the military from a studio set up in the White House. He was joined by his wife Jill and their new dog Commander. He said that as he was their commander-In-chief he wanted to thank them several times for their service. He added that they was grateful for their “courage” their “sacrifice” and for the sacrifices of their families. He called them the “solid steel spine of the nation.”
Jill Biden said that they understood what it was to have “loved ones serving and being away during the holidays.” She spoke about her father who had served in the Navy during the Second World War as well as about Biden’s late son Beau, who had been deployed in Iraq.
Jill said that she and the President would continue “forever and ever” to support the nation’s troops. In his characteristic style, President Biden also joked about “sending him over” referring to their dog Commander, as he was very lively on the couch beside them, while they were interacting with the troops.