Obamas heading to Hawaii for Christmas, not everyone’s thrilled

The first family will spend the Christmas holiday in Hawaii again this year, marking their sixth annual visit since President Obama was elected.

The White House hasn’t released official details yet, but according to a Hawaii News Now source, the Obamas are expected to arrive around Dec. 20.

Each year, the first family has rented houses on Kailuana Place in the town of Kailua, so the neighborhood is already preparing for the visit. Some enjoy the buzz and the extra security, others not so much.

“It’s exciting,” neighborhood resident Lanette Hayashi told Hawaii News Now. “It’s really an honor to have him here, and when he’s around – actually the place is super safe because we have all this security around.”

But some find the extra security inconvenient.

“We go through two security points, and so the second one, we have to get out of our car,” a resident identified only as “Madeline” told Hawaii News Now. “We have to be searched ourselves, plus our car has to be completely searched.”

The Obamas are expected to stay in the area until Jan. 5.

Watch the report here via Hawaii News Now:

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