The Bush family pulls together to celebrate first Christmas without Bush senior and Barbara

The former first couple's granddaughter, Jenna Bush Hager, took to Instagram on Monday afternoon to post a family selfie on Christmas.


                            The Bush family pulls together to celebrate first Christmas without Bush senior and Barbara

The Bush family celebrated their first Christmas on Tuesday without late President George HW Bush and his wife Barbara. The former first couple's granddaughter, Jenna Bush Hager, took to Instagram on Monday afternoon to post a family selfie, which featured her husband Chase, parents President George W. Bush and Laura, and twin sister Barbara with her new husband Craig.

In this handout image provided by the White House, US President George W. Bush and family gather on Christmas December 25, 2008 at Camp David, Maryland. Seated front row, Lauren Bush, Ashley Bush, Ellie LeBlond, Gigi Koch, Elizabeth Andrews, Marshall Bush, Pace Andrews, Walker Bush. Second row, John E. Bush, George P. Bush, Barbara Bush, Pierce Bush, former US President George H.W. Bush, former First Lady Barbara Bush, President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Jenna Hager.
In this handout image provided by the White House, US President George W. Bush and family gather on Christmas December 25, 2008 at Camp David, Maryland. Seated front row, Lauren Bush, Ashley Bush, Ellie LeBlond, Gigi Koch, Elizabeth Andrews, Marshall Bush, Pace Andrews, Walker Bush. Second row, John E. Bush, George P. Bush, Barbara Bush, Pierce Bush, former US President George H.W. Bush, former First Lady Barbara Bush, President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Jenna Hager.

The youngest children in the picture are Jenna's daughters, five-year-old Mila, and three-year-old Poppy. The adorable picture was captioned: "Merry Christmas from the Family!"



 

Jenna, a host for TODAY, also posted an Instagram story of her two daughters sitting in front of the fireplace on Christmas Eve, wearing matching pink nightgowns while stockings were hung by the chimney behind them, according to reports. The eldest daughter Mila then jumped up and said: "Merry Christmas and all a good night!"

Christmas selfies have seemed to become a tradition for Jenna as she took a similar picture in 2017 and 2016 at their Texas family ranch with the same people in the picture, except for Barbara's new husband.

The family's Christmas picture, last year, however, was a little more professional as they also opted for someone else to take a group photo of all of them.



 

Jenna, while recounting her favorite memories from Christmas at the White House with TODAY host Savannah Guthrie, last week said: "Reading with my sweet grandpa the night before Christmas, that was a tradition," she said of the late president.



 

The television host also added that she often thinks about her father reading the Bible to her and her twin sister Barbara on Christmas Eve when they were children: "I think of people more than places. I don't know why, but that's where I go. And we'll be with them again, so I'm excited!" She said while talking about the holidays.