Every Christmas The Obamas Have Spent In The White House

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The holiday season has been the best season for the past eight years, if only because we have been gifted with photographic evidence of President Obama joyfully embracing and even dancing with Santa Claus.

From receiving the White House Christmas tree to having a ball at the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, the first family has been at the center of a lot of wonderful winter moments.

We've celebrated with them, we've witnessed Malia and Sasha grow into beautiful young women, and we've glimpsed the first couple being utterly adorable. (Or, more often, the president being goofy while Michelle looks on.)

But because all good things must come to an end, this is the last Christmas the Obamas will spend in the White House.

To contribute to your hardcore nostalgia, we rounded up the cutest moments captured on film of the first family during Christmastime since 2009. Happy holidays!
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Photo: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images.
Our wish is to be as excited in life as the first couple was in 2009 during their first Christmas tree lighting in the White House.
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Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images.
Of course, that year, President Obama embraced Santa Claus and gave us one of the most heartwarming sights, ever.
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Photo: Pete Souza/The White House.
By 2010, POTUS was already pursuing his second career as the dad who loves singing in public.
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Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images.
And the unsuspecting Malia and Sasha didn't know that the most powerful man in the world would be smiling while delivering his terrible dad jokes at the Thanksgiving turkey pardon.
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Photo: Pete Souza/The White House.
This 2011 holiday portrait hits us in the feels.
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Photo: Pete Souza/The White House.
Seeing the first couple being typical parents makes our hearts melt.
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Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images.
By 2012, Obama's hair was definitely showing the gray, while Sasha was a couple of inches taller than the year before. (FLOTUS looks perfect, as always.) Honestly, where does time go?!
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Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images.
In this 2012 picture, we don't know what we love more:

A. The first lady keeping up her tradition of reading to kids and looking fab.
B. Bo chilling (a.k.a. sprawling) in her lap.
C. THAT LITTLE KID!!!!!
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Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images.
Our hearts couldn't take this beautiful, happy picture of the president and Sasha during the 2013 National Christmas Tree Lighting.
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Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images.
Think you have the best Christmas party anecdote? Well, you're wrong. The little elf on the bottom right-hand corner of this picture will grow up to say, "I'm that kid making a dumb face during a 2013 Christmas picture with the Obamas." TOP THAT.
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Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images.
He's goofy and I love him, is what the first lady probably thought.

I can't believe she married my goofy ass, is what the president was probably thinking.
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Photo: Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images.
In 2014, he topped the Santa hug with a Santa boogie!
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Photo: YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images.
"This year's Christmas tree? Who cares, let's play!"

— Bo & Sunny Obama in 2015 (probably)
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Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images.
No, President Obama, don't wave goodbye yet! You have one more year to go!
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Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images.
If pictures speak a thousand words, this one tells the tale of the Obamas' entire marriage. This photo from the 2016 tree lighting is the best gift from them to us, y'all.

Never change, you crazy kids. Never change.
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