The concert will air Friday, December 17 at 8 pm EST/7 pm CT on TNT
The First Family Joins Stars for Christmas Benefit Concert
President Barack Obama helped ring in the holidays Sunday night with musical stars Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox and Maxwell at the annual “Christmas in Washington” concert.
WASHINGTON Â– President Barack Obama helped ring in the holidays Sunday night with musical stars Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox and Maxwell at the annual “Christmas in Washington” concert.
The festivities, hosted by comedian Ellen DeGeneres, took place at the National Building Museum and benefited the Children’s National Medical Center.
The entertainers sang Christmas songs and performed for the Obama family – including first lady Michelle, daughters Malia, 12, and Sasha, 9, and First Grandmother Marian Robinson – in a packed auditorium.
In remarks to the crowd, Obama talked about the story of Jesus’ birth.
“The story and message speak to us today. We are called to love each other as we love ourselves,” Obama said from the stage, with his family surrounding him. He cited the tougher circumstances for many people these holidays.
“We pray for our troops. We remember those who are out of work and struggling to get by,” Obama said, urging people to show “charity, passion and goodwill” to their neighbors. “From our family to yours, happy holidays and Merry Christmas.”
Prior to the event, the Obama family offered presents from the White House to a group of young children dressed as elves, who placed them under a Christmas tree.
“Ho, ho, ho. Fantastic elves,” Obama said as the group posed for pictures.
Also performing at the benefit concert were Miranda Cosgrove, who stars in the Nickelodeon TV series “iCarly,” and Matthew Morrison, who portrays the optimistic high-school music teacher in the TV show “Glee.” Read more.
Michelle is gorgeous!
How beautiful are the WeeMichelles??
leave pregnant women and their fashion choices alone, Ametia ;)
Yes, the Wee Michelles are beautiful. And ya know there are fashionable maternity gowns and dresses. I don’t like the dress Mariah’s wearing, but if she does, that’s all that matters. :-)
Did you notice the First Family are all wearing black/navy blue?
They’re living dolls. and Grandma Robinson is smokin’ hot! Malia. gonna break some hearts……
Aren’t the girls beautiful. They’re dolls!
I’m not feeling that dress Mariah’s wearing. Can’t wait to see the concert Friday.
Me no likey either!