But it is in the shape of a portrait of the former First Lady, which is hanging in the Cross Hall of the White House – surrounded by an array of festive decor and guarded by two large snowmen.
It is one of a number of paintings of former US presidents and first ladies and was created in 2003 by artist Simmie Knox, who also painted a portrait of her husband Bill Clinton.
Questions have been raised about what President-elect Donald Trump will make of the painting when he moves into his new home next year.
While it might seem a bit unnecessary to remove the picture, is the 45th President of the United States going to want to see a picture of his election rival everyday?
The picture was spotted after the White House opened its doors to show off the annual Christmas decorations, with this year’s theme titled “The Gift of the Holidays” and designed to represent “not only the joy of giving and receiving, but also the true gifts of life, such as service, friends and family, education, and good health”.
President Obama and First Lady Michelle have pulled out all the stops for this year’s winter decorations, which includes a tree covered in gold stars to represent “the gift of service” in homage to the Joining Forces Initiative.
This idea was established by first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden and is aimed at supporting troops and their families, allowing visitors to write a note to send to military personnel using touch screen monitors.
There is also a White House made entirely out of gingerbread, which required 150lbs of gingerbread and 100lbs of bread dough as well as 20lbs of gum paste, 20lbs of sculpted sugar pieces and 20lbs of icing.
The Obamas have even commissioned enormous replicas of their two dogs, Bo and Sunny, for the 2016 seasonal decorations in what will be their last Christmas in the White House.
The mammoth task of decorating the President’s home was undertaken by more than 90 volunteers, who arrived on Thanksgiving to help the First Family get into the festive spirit.
We will have to wait and see what Donald, Melania, Barron, Ivanka and the rest of the Trump clan plan to do with the White House to celebrate Christmas in 2017.