Barack Obama Plays Santa Claus During a Surprise Visit to Children's Hospital

He’s making a list, and checking it twice!

Former president Barack Obama was all about spreading holiday cheer this week when he dressed in a Santa Claus hat for a surprise visit to the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

In a video posted to Twitter, Obama can be seen walking the hallways, smiling and carrying a bag full of gifts for the young patients.

“Merry Christmas and happy holidays to the extraordinary kids, families, and staff at Children’s National,” Obama, 57, tweeted. “And thanks for humoring me as your stand-in Santa.”

The hospital shared additional pics to their official website and Instagram, captioning them, “Who said the Grinch stole Christmas?! Our patients and their families received a HUGE holiday surprise when @barackobama warmed our hallways with a huge bag of gifts for our patients! Thank you so much for visiting!”

It looks like Obama isn’t the only one in his family full of surprises this month. On Tuesday, his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, and Jimmy Fallon pranked some fans who were riding the elevators at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

Watch it all go down in the video below:


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