In a Christmas Eve call to USA troops overseas, President Trump said the nation is saying Merry Christmas "very proudly".
The calls took place at their Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on Sunday, where Mr. and Mrs. Trump fielded questions from children dialing into NORAD's phone line looking to see where Santa was on his journey.
Military families, Trump said, are "always underappreciated" and "the greatest people on earth".
At one point, the president thanked sailors aboard the USS Sampson for setting a "new standard" for readiness.
"Every American heart is thankful to you and we're asking God to watch over you and to watch over your families", he told Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard members via video hook-up from his estate and private club in Palm Beach, where he is spending the holidays with his family.
Later Sunday, the president and first lady Melania Trump fielded calls from children eager to know how soon Santa Claus would get to their homes.
Trump and other conservatives, in past holiday seasons, have slammed political correctness - and Democrats - for saying "Happy Holidays" and not Merry Christmas, arguing the difference was part of a "War on Christmas". Another, from Virginia, was heard telling the president he wanted building blocks.
Red Raiders fall to South Florida in Birmingham Bowl, 38-34
South Florida's most impactful player is quarterback Quinton Flowers , who can make plays in the air and on the ground. Facing fourth and three, the Red Raiders chose to go for it, but Shimonek was sacked by Senat for a loss of 10 yards.
Trump told a caller from MS that the state is "great" and predicted that "Santa is going to treat you very well".
"We say Christmas again very proudly", Trump said from the living room of Mar-a-Lago.
Trump's teleconference, where the President touted the military and their families, continues a tradition set by past presidents.
Sunday's steady snowfall, though admittedly worrying for some motorists, thrilled area residents dreaming of a white Christmas. Highs Christmas Day will be in the 20s while temperatures on Tuesday will only recover to the low- to mid-teens.
McMahon - who's now 72-years old - wants to right some old wrongs and he could be thinking about reviving the XFL . The XFL , which was a joint venture between WWE and NBC , was supposed to be a direct competitor to the NFL.
With those tools in place and this new deal, Facebook is another step closer in its quest to be a destination for high-end video. Initially the partnership will mean that users will be able to upload videos that contain licensed music to the three platforms.
The Mubadala event had already seen men's world number one Rafael Nadal and three-time Grand Slam victor Stan Wawrinka withdraw. Williams and Ostapenko will be the first women to participate in the 10th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship .
Speaking to BT Sport after the victory at Turf Moor, the England worldwide said: "I am aware I've equalled Alan Shearer's record". When you look at their team, they are a top-class team and put in a great performance against us and made it really tough.
Pier 39, packed with restaurants, bars and souvenir shops, is one of San Francisco's most popular tourist spots . Officials have stopped a man who they say was plotting a terror attack in San Francisco over the holidays.
Large crowds gathered in the Chabad enclave of Borough Park in Brooklyn on December 20 to welcome Rubashkin home. Federal authorities raided the plant in 2008 , and Rubashkin was found guilty of bank fraud.
North Korea has repeatedly defied Security Council resolutions to halt its nuclear weapons and missile testing. It requires countries using North Korean laborers to send them back home within 12 months.
Trudeau told reporters he accepted the findings of the report and that he took "full responsibility" for the mistake. The breach is the first ever by a sitting Canadian prime minister, but carries with it no sanctions.
The crash happened on one of the busiest streets in Moscow near the Slavyanksy Boulevard metro station, Reuters reported. Sobyanin also visited the scene, telling journalists he had ordered a full inspection of the entire Moscow bus fleet.
The company later became a huge success with Schnatter also turning into a pop culture staple for his commercials. Papa John's added Ritchie to the succession plan for the company's top job in 2015 when he was named president.
The exact times of sunrise and sunset depend on two things: your latitude and geographic location within your time zone. Northerners spend most of the longest solar day of the year facing away from the Sun in the cold of a winter's night.
Pak tightens security ahead of Jadhav's meeting with family
Pakistan has repeatedly denied India consular access to Jadhav on the ground that it was not applicable in cases related to spies. The exact time of the meeting is not immediately known but officials said it would be around midday or early afternoon.
Fire breaks out at London Zoo
The zoo remained closed to the public on what had been expected to be a busy day at the popular facility in Regent's Park. One aardvark, Misha , died in the blaze and a spokesperson for the zoo has confirmed four meerkats are now missing.
Eagles have six players named to the Pro Bowl
Sure, Smith went on a cold streak during the middle of the season, but Rivers wasn't so hot at the beginning of the year. Smith was named as an alternate which softens the blow a little, but it's still baffling that he didn't get in.