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Mele Kalikimaka Is Obamas' Way

This post was written by CBS News' Jamie Farnsworth, who is traveling with the president-elect on his Hawaii vacation.

Honolulu, Hawaii — Christmas day arrived for President-elect Barack Obama and family far from the cold and snow of Chicago. Here in Hawaii, the temperature is consistently in the high 70s and sunny.

The president-elect spent Christmas Eve golfing with friend Dr. Eric Whitaker and staffer Eugene Kang along with local friends.

In the morning, he started the day like every other in Hawaii - with a workout at a nearby military base.

Christmas day will be spent opening presents with Michelle, Sasha, and Malia. Dinner will be traditional holiday fair, complete with turkey and ham. At various times, the future first family will be joined by their friends the Whitakers and the Nesbitts.

There is no church appearance planned.

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