A Women's Resistance Group Serenaded Barack Obama With Christmas Carols & the World Feels Magical Again

Regardless of people's political views, something that many of us probably miss is former President Barack Obama's friendly, lighthearted personality. Obama recently traveled to Hawaii with his family to celebrate the holidays, as per tradition, and a local women's resistance group decided to greet him in seasonal style. Hawaii News Now reports that members of the women's movement Windward ReSisters gathered outside Obama's vacation home earlier this week to sing Christmas carols for him. It's no surprise that Obama was totally game for participating in the performance.

Women in the Hawaii-based group weren't sure if the former leader was going to acknowledge their presence, and member Darlene Mandel admitted to HNN that their serenade was "a crap shoot." About 20 carolers met outside Obama's Lanikai estate, choosing to sing "Jingle Bells" and Hawaiian standard "Mele Kalikimaka." "We got our group together on Saturday and went with our pussy hats and Santa hats," Mandel said to PEOPLE. 

Inside the house, Obama was hosting a Christmas party, but soon came outside with Secret Service agents to visit the women. Mandel filmed video of his interaction with the group, which included a brief singalong to "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."


In the video, Obama is seen shaking hands with the women and joking about them having champagne. The short clip later went viral when Mandel posted it on the private Facebook group Pantsuit Nation.

It's nice to know that even though he's technically a private citizen again, Obama is still up for fun moments with his supporters. Props to the Windward ReSisters for spreading the Christmas spirit!

Kristen is a 2017 graduate of Siena College with a degree in English and minors in Writing & Communications and Journalism. Although she constantly pines for life in London after studying there for a semester, she calls New York home for now. In addition to previously working as a writer and Senior Editor for Her Campus Siena, she has worked for Her Campus as a News and Pop Culture blogger and a national editorial intern. Currently a Nights & Weekend Editor, Kristen has previously written for New York Minute, London's Health and Fitness, and Electronic Products. She makes far too many references to "Friends" and the British royal family. Her blog, where she talks about books, TV, and film, can be found at Bookworms and Fangirls. Follow her on Twitter @kperroney.

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