Families around the world are decorating their homes for Christmas. Houses large and small are putting up trees and hanging tinsel for the festive season. Now the decorations in the most famous house of all is being inspected by a very particular resident.
It might be one of best known addresses in the world, but even 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue needs to impress its residents. This recently-released clip shows the White House's festive decorations being checked over.
The President must be too busy to perform this important task as he seems to have delegated the task to the First Dog, Portugese water dog, Bo.
The fluffy pooch pads through the corridors of power, making sure the baubles are shiny and the tinsel is in place. With the hallowed halls draped in holly, trees and fairy lights, Bo wags his tail with approval before running into a familiar face.
An equally fluffy, if less lively, Bo stands with the decorations, sporting a Santa hat and tangled in Christmas lights.
The clip, which has earned over 2 million views, invited viewers to explore the official White House YouTube channel to watch other, more formal, seasonal messages from President Obama. But Bo seems to be upstaging his powerful owner, garnering nearly 94,000 shares.
It's a good thing that a busy Commander-In-Chief has his favourite pooch to wish the world a Merry Christmas and a tail-waggingly happy New Year!