|The White House Menorah|
... The Obamas like to keep things at the White House understated and low key! (That's the best story I could come up with on short notice)"The President and Mrs. Obama typically host a White House reception for Hanukkah, but the event has not yet been announced. The National Menorah will be lit on Sunday at 4:00 PM on the Ellipse behind the White House in a ceremony that dates back to the Carter Administration, but the President will not attend. Along with the First Family, he is scheduled to attend the 'Christmas in Washington' program at the Newseum."
Happy Hanukkah anyway!