stars come out for Christmas in Washington show
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[December 16, 2013]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — President
Barack Obama mixed the Christmas spirit and the X-Men movies on Sunday
at a taping of a holiday show that included performances from a host of
stars from Sheryl Crow to the Backstreet Boys.
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.
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The show's lineup included performances of holiday favorites by the
Backstreet Boys, singers Sheryl Crow and Janelle Monae, and actress
(Reporting by Steve Holland; editing by Christopher Wilson)
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