President Barack Obama and his beautiful family were in attendance at the 31st annual “Christmas in Washington” charity concert on Sunday, with plenty of holiday cheer.
This year’s event, hosted by Conan O’Brien, included appearances from Motown diva Diana Ross, rapper and viral sensation PSY, singer Demi Lovato, the Naval Academy Glee Club and others. Proceeds from the concert are donated to a leading children’s hospital.
“Tonight is a chance to get in the Christmas spirit, to spread some joy and sing along to artists who have much better voices than we do,” Obama joked during his speech. “But it’s also a chance to make a real difference in the lives of some very brave young people being treated at Children’s National Medical Center. Many of these kids and their parents are going through tough times right now and your support helps give them a reason to hope.”
Before his remarks, President Obama met with “Santa’s little helpers,” a group of children who were once patients of the hospital and were attending the performance with their families.
“Christmas in Washington” will premiere Friday, Dec. 21 at 8/7c on TNT. Check out a few of the night’s hot shots after the jump!
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