Halloween at the White House is a decades-old tradition, one that gets even the stuffiest presidents doling out candy and donning masks in the iconic front driveway.

This year, unfortunately, there will be no trick-or-treating at the White House: President Obama has cancelled the White House's Halloween celebrations due to Hurricane Sandy, meaning his promise of giant Hershey bars to any trick-or-treaters from Ohio is probably not happening.

BUT! Let's keep up the holiday spirit, why don't we? In honor of Halloween today, we're taking a look back at White House Halloweens of years past. Spoiler alert: there are puppies in costumes, Kennedy children in the Oval Office and Al and Tipper Gore in a series of super intense get-ups.

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  • President Barack Obama & Michelle Obama, 2011

  • President Barack Obama & Michelle Obama, 2010

  • President Barack Obama & Michelle Obama, 2009

  • White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and his son Ethan, 2009

  • White House Halloween cookies, 2009

  • A spider hanging at the North Portico of the White House, 2009

  • Vice President Dick Cheney's dogs, Jackson & Dave, 2007

  • President George W. Bush's dog, Barney, 2007

  • President George W. Bush with trick-or-treaters, 2002

  • Vice President Al Gore & Tipper Gore, 1999

  • Vice President Al Gore & Tipper Gore, 1999

  • Vice President Al Gore & Tipper Gore, 1997

  • Vice President Al Gore & Tipper Gore, 1995

  • A jack-o-lantern on the North Portico, 1993

  • President George H. W. Bush & Barbara, 1989

  • President George H. W. Bush & Barbara Bush, 1989

  • President Jimmy Carter & Rosalynn Carter with Amy Carter and friends, 1977

  • A White House guard turns away trick-or-treaters, 1977

  • First Lady Betty Ford greeting trick-or-treaters, 1974

  • President John F. Kennedy with Caroline and John Jr. in the Oval Office, 1963

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