Obama, his wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia
attended the taping of "Christmas in Washington," an annual
concert that benefits the Children's National Medical Center.
The show is to air on television network TNT on December 20.
With Hugh Jackman playing the host of the program, Obama could
not resist connecting the actor to the Wolverine character he
has played in the X-Men movies.
"I want to thank our host, Hugh Jackman, for keeping our safety in
mind by leaving Wolverine's claws at home," he said.
"It can't be easy to wrap presents with those things; good for
carving up roast beast, though," Obama said.
The show's lineup included performances of holiday favorites by
the Backstreet Boys, singers Sheryl Crow and Janelle Monae, and
actress Anna Kendrick.
(Reporting by Steve Holland; editing
by Christopher Wilson)
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