President Barack Obama does some Christmas shopping

Sasha Obama, left, first lady Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, and President Barack Obama, are seen on stage at the annual Christmas in Washington taping at the National Building Museum in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

December 22, 2011 8:31:27 AM PST
Like many parents, finding yourself without the spouse and kids around this time of year means the chance to go out and do some holiday shopping without anyone else knowing.