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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:35 AM

Obamas 'Christmas in Washington'

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President Barack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha took part in the Christmas in Washington concert at the National Building Museum which was taped on December 9, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

Performing in this special fund-raising concert were singer Diana Ross, Demi Lovato, Megan Hilty from NBC series Smash, South Korean rapper and Internet sensation Park Jae-sang, also known as Psy and famous for his song Gangnam Style (donning a glittery red jumper and bright red trousers), American Idol winner and performer Scotty McCreery, as well as choir singers from Washington DC. Hosted by comedian and talk show host Conan O'Brien, the Christmas in Washington concert benefits the National Children’s Medical Center . . .

. . . broadcast of the Christmas in Washington concert at the National Building Museum, to be aired on TNT on December 21 for those who have access to it. - ]


REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
AT CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON

The National Building Museum
Washington, D.C.

7:37 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening, everybody, and let’s give it up for our host –- the tallest elf I’ve ever seen –- Conan O’Brien. (Laughter and applause.) We’re also grateful to all the outstanding performers, the choirs, the glee clubs who are sharing their tremendous talents with us.

Tonight is a chance to get in the Christmas spirit; to spread some joy and sing along with artists who have much better voices than we do. (Laughter.) 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 –- not just during the holidays, but all year round.



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And that’s really what Christmas is all about. Each of us is incredibly blessed in so many ways. But those blessings aren’t just meant to be enjoyed -- they’re meant to be used and shared with those who have less. The Christian faith teaches us that on this day a child was born so that we might have eternal life. And at the heart of many of the world’s great religions is the idea that we’re all better off when we treat our brothers and sisters with the same love and compassion that we want for ourselves.

So yes, tonight is about Conan and Diana Ross and Santa and all the other talented folks on this stage. But it’s also about the Americans who are spending this holiday in a hospital bed, or a shelter, or protecting our freedom on a battlefield far from home. Let’s keep them in our prayers, and follow Christ’s calling to love one another as He has loved all of us.

Merry Christmas, everybody. God bless you, and God bless these United States of America.


read: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/09/president-obama-offers-christmas-address_n_2268774.html#slide=539075


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President Obama lights National Christmas Tree (Mark Wilson - Getty)


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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:44 AM

1. The Obamas are just a beautiful family.

Malia is absolutely stunning. A gorgeous young woman.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:30 AM

2. they project 'niceness'

. . . so effortlessly and deliberately. I'd like to be as guileless as that.

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:56 AM

3. .

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:05 AM

4. The kid in the third photo!

Arrrrgh! I'm a Elf matey!



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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:07 AM

5. (Insignificant question) Two different events?

The outfits are different in some of the pictures. From last year, or were there two separate "elf" events?

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Response to frazzled (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:15 AM

7. Photos with Michelle in green dress are from last year

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:56 AM

8. thanks

I completely missed that

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:09 AM

6. Those little elves better quit slacking and get back to work!

Santa's going to be pissed if they miss their quota again this year

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:54 PM

9. Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. nt

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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:56 PM

10. update: vid of President's remarks

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