Obamas' festive message: Michelle and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas'

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Photo: White House

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have recorded their annual Christmas message.

In the video, they wish everyone a Merry Christmas and thank America's troops and their families for their service.

Let's give thanks for our veterans and their families, and let's say a prayer for all our troops - especially those in Afghanistan - who are spending this holiday overseas, risking their lives to defend the freedoms we hold dear.

– President Obama