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The 17 Most Excellent Presidential Christmastime Photos

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17. Socks, the Clinton White House cat peeks into his stocking….

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16. …and poses flawlessly in front of the White House Christmas tree.

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15. George H.W. Bush reads Christmas stories to his grandchildren at Camp David.

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14. Gerald Ford kisses his wife during a Christmas ski vacation in Colorado.

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13. Millie, the White House dog of George H.W. Bush, sits in front of their Christmas tree.

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12. Rosalynn Carter tours the White House Christmas decorations with her grandchildren.

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11. Jacqueline Kennedy with her children Caroline and John Jr. on Christmas Day in 1962.

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10. John F. Kennedy and his wife stroll by the White House Christmas tree on their way to their staff’s Christmas party.

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9. Ronald Reagan dresses up as Santa Claus for a Christmas eve party…

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8. …and Nancy Reagan sits on his lap.

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7. George W. Bush’s dog Miss Beazley strikes a Christmas pose.

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6. The Carter family opens their Christmas presents…

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5. …and poses for a family portrait.

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4. Lyndon Johnson with his family in the Oval Office on Christmas Eve.

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3. Betty Ford and her daughter make Christmas ornaments.

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2. The Reagans play with their dog Lucky in front of their Christmas tree.

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1. Barack Obama being greeted by a team of elves made up of former patients of the Children’s National Medical Center.

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