Obamas' Favorite Gifts Are ... A bike and a basketball for him, doll house for her By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Dec 12, 2009 11:40 AM CST 17 comments Comments A photo released by the White House of the Obamas with Oprah. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza) (Newser) – Oprah's Christmas special at the White House airs tomorrow night, in which we learn the first couple's favorite holiday presents. For those who just can't wait: The president picks a 10-speed bike and Michelle a doll house. ("I remember I really didn't know how to set up a house so I had all the furniture lined up along the walls as opposed to nestled around the fireplace. But I loved that little doll house.") And this is Oprah, after all, so Barack digs a little deeper into his psyche. "You know, I do remember the one time I met my father he was visiting during Christmas and he gave me a basketball," he says. "I think there was some cause and effect there in terms of the degree to which I just ended up taking up the sport as a kid who didn't know his dad." People and Politics Daily have excerpts.