Barack Obama shops for last-minute Christmas gifts at Best Buy (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama speaks with clerks as he shops at Best Buy in Alexandria, Va., on Dec. 21, 2011.


Jim Watson

Having delayed his vacation in Hawaii until Congress resolves the payroll tax extension standoff, President Barack Obama is using some of his extra time in Washington to finish his Christmas present shopping.

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Surrounded by a phalanx of Secret Service officers, Obama, with White House dog Bo in tow, dropped into a Pet Smart and a Best Buy in nearby Alexandria, Va., today, CBS News reported.

He bought a chew toy for Bo and – spoiler alert if you’re Sasha or Malia -- iTunes gift cards and the new Wii game Just Dance 3 for his daughters, the Los Angeles Times reported.

"The girls beat me every time on these dance games," he told reporters, according to the Los Angeles Times. "But you'll never get a picture of me [playing] because I get graded F every time."

While paying for his purchases in Best Buy, Obama joked about whether his credit card still worked, CBS News reported.

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