Since Barack Obama moved to the White House, he has tried to confront the enormous challenges facing America with a super-serious — some say, professorial — tone. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t finding fun, playing practical jokes, and celebrating the seasons with family and special guests.

Here are 18 moments from the lighter side of the Obama presidency:


  1. This is the first slideshow I’ve added with new software plug-in. Since every page has a different URL, I figured – like Jenny – that each page would have its own comments area..
    We have just discovered there is a single comment area for the entire slideshow. (I’ll see if that can be changed.)

    Anyway, Jenny, you likely were pointing to Barack stepping on the scale. I loved that one!

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