President Barack Obama pauses as he and first lady Michelle Obama greet marines during Christmas dinner at Anderson Hall on Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii Friday, Dec. 25, 2009. The Obamas are in Hawaii for the holidays. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 25, 2009 7:47:17 PM PST
By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Writer
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) - December 25, 2009 --
President Barack Obama's Christmas Day began with a briefing about a botched attack on an airliner in Detriot and ended with a visit to a dining hall for members of the military.