December 25th, 2012
10:49 AM ET

Letters to the President #1436: 'Christmas'

Reporter's Note: This is Christmas. I hope the president is not wasting time reading this letter.

Dear Mr. President,

I won’t take a lot of your time today, because heaven knows I’ve taken more than enough with all of my missives over the years. I just wanted to write a short note to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

I hope you have wonderful food and great joy gathering around the tree. I hope everyone gets gifts they enjoy, and even more so I hope they give gifts that fill them with the joy of giving. I hope the weather is good, and you have a few moments to rest, bask in your family’s love, and forget that you are President for a while. I hope you have a moment to pick up a book, or take a nap, or listen to a song without any distractions. I hope you feel close to your faith and remember the meaning of this holiday for all of us who are Christians.

That’s really all. What more is there to say? It is Christmas and that is enough.


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