President Obama told Oprah Winfrey on Sunday night he gives himself a “good, solid B-plus” for his first 11 months in the Oval Office.

On what was billed as Oprah’s “White House Christmas Special,” Obama credited his administration with getting the economy on track, winding down the Iraq war and making the right call for a temporary surge in Afghanistan.

Passage of health care reform would boost his grade to an A-, he said. Until Americans get back to work, he said, “I can’t give myself the grade I’d like.”

Oprah interviewed the President and First Lady Michelle Obama separately and together on the ABC special.

Michelle Obama discussed the White House’s 390-pound gingerbread house and showed Winfrey how First Dog Bo has been trained to give high-fives.

The interview concluded with the First Couple good-naturedly sparring over who gives better Christmas gifts.

By David Hinckley
NY Daily News

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