When your secret Santa is a former president

Barack Obama is only 57 years old, one of the youngest ex-presidents in the history of the nation.

He’s got a lot of time left in the role of former president so he decided to adopt a new role yesterday at a children’s hospital in Washington. Because what else is a former president going to do on a Wednesday?

In a week of adorable moments, he still played second banana this week.

  • MrE85

    Critics: “Once again, we see the liberal bias…”
    Everyone: OH, SHUT UP!

    Happy holidays, everyone.

    • Who knew that they’d be upset because a reporter didn’t reveal that there’s a hell of a lot of people in rural America who hate Donald Trump?

      This guy should’ve just gone where everyone else has gone for the overdone “drop in on rural America to see why they voted trump.”

      Appalachia.

      Or the Iron Range.

  • Barton

    The joy that little girl expresses is something many of us (me) are missing in our lives! So heartwarmingly wonderful!

    • Al

      I am her and she is me and we are one.

  • Rob

    Now that’s class. I had forgotten what it looks and feels like.

  • kevins

    My wife and I miss him as POTUS. We also don’t believe that the current fellow could pull off such a thing, at least not with any genuineness.

    • Jeff

      C’mon, I never saw Obama chuck paper towels like the current occupant.

      • kevins

        For sure…trump is quite a chucker.

      • RBHolb

        Nerts. I wanted to make the paper towel joke.

        • Jeff

          Just have to roll with it, but then feel free to rip me off.

          • RBHolb

            I’ll try to absorb that lesson.

          • The Resistance

            Stop trying to get Brawny points with your silly puns.

          • Scoring pun points is a Quicker Picker Upper though.

          • Jeff

            ¡Viva el juego de palabras!

          • I’m afraid of a Bounty being put on me if I did that.

    • Ben Chorn

      I’m sure kids would still scream if Trump walked into their room

      • kevins

        No doubt….Santa isn’t supposed to be orange.

  • I love, love, LOVE his utter “dad”-ness! It just adds to his charm. The intro where he’s doing the spiel that millions of non-Academy Award winning dads/uncles/grandpas playing Santa Claus have done over the decades… “um, my reindeer, uhhh… got stuck in the snow… and uh, Merry Christmas!” Brings back memories.

    • tarry_on

      His dad-nerdiness struck me right away, too. Made me think of mine trying to crack a joke.

  • The Resistance

    My Christmas wish is to have the 22nd amendment repealed.

    And, yes, I think it would have been worth a 3rd Reagan term if we could have avoided The Current Occupant.