In a recent interview President Barack Obama revealed an irrational fear of snowmen.
“There’s a whole kind of Chucky element to them. They’re a little creepy,” he told People Magazine.
When First Lady Michelle joked about putting one in their bedroom Mr Obama said he would move out if he saw one there.
But that didn’t stop White House staff having a go at scaring him.
“For the past three weeks, there have been four snowmen on display in the Rose Garden.
“We’ve been joking that we should move the snowmen a few feet closer to the Oval Office every day to see if anyone noticed.
“Then we realised the snowmen were too heavy to easily lift.
“But finally this morning before the president came to the office, some helpful staff – I won’t say who – moved all the snowmen so each one was peeking through a different window into the Oval.”