twitter. inset: getty images Champ and Major Biden
President-elect Joe Biden's dogs, Champ and Major, are in the holiday spirit — albeit in very different ways.
In an adorable video shared on social media Thursday, the Biden German Shepherds show off their individual personalities set to the tune of "We Wish You A Merry Christmas."
"No matter how you’re celebrating this year, Champ and Major wish you a Merry Christmas," Biden, 78, wrote alongside the silly clip.
The video begins with Champ peacefully sitting on a dog bed under a Christmas tree, lounging alongside several stuffed Santas and a blanket. The pooch even has a mug that says "Santa's Helper" next to him. A slow version of the classic Christmas tune plays in the background, until Major appears and the music quickly changes to a rock-and-roll version of the song.
Unlike his counterpart, Major — who will be the first rescue dog to live in the White House — is anything but peaceful, and shakes a stuffed Santa as he runs down the stairs towards Champ.
No matter how you’re celebrating this year, Champ and Major wish you a Merry Christmas. pic.twitter.com/SrZBT4vmpP
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) December 24, 2020
The video hilariously alternates between the two dogs, until they both appear under the tree with the message, "No matter how you celebrate, Merry Christmas — Champ and Major Biden."
Recounting the incident to CNN, Biden said that it wasn't "a very exciting story."
“What happened was I got out of the shower. I got a dog and anybody who’s been around my house knows — dropped, little pup dropped a ball in front of me. And for me to grab the ball,” Biden explained. "And I’m walking through this little alleyway to get to the bedroom. And I grabbed the ball ... and he ran."
"And I’m joking, running after him and grab his tail. And what happened was that he slid on a throw rug. And I tripped on the rug he slid on. That’s what happened," Biden said, adding, "Oh man, not a very exciting story."
Invision/AP/Shutterstock Dr. Jill Biden, Joe Biden
Referring to healthcare workers, Biden told reporters "we owe these folks an awful lot," and added that he got the shot on TV "to demonstrate that people should be prepared, when it's available, to take the vaccine."
"The scientists and the people who put this together, the frontline workers, the people who were the ones who actually did the clinical work," Biden said. "Just amazing ... We owe you big. We really do."