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VIDEO: New York Times reporter wishes Obama 'Mele Kalikimaka' before Hawaii vacation

President Obama boards Air Force One at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu in December 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

During President Obama's last press conference of the year, New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes took the opportunity to wish Obama a "Mele Kalikimaka" as he prepared to leave for Hawaii to take his annual Christmas vacation.

The Hawaiian phrase means "Merry Christmas."