The halls were decked last night at the annual “Christmas in Washington” special. Carols were sung and stories were told as the First Family brought some holiday cheer to D.C.
The Obamas were joined by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who hosted the festive show at the National Building Museum. President Obama riffed with Johnson, saying that the former wrestler was “Santa’s biggest, baddest elf.” Johnson had portrayed the president during an episode of Saturday Night Live, where he was “Angry Obama.”
“You can see the resemblance,” President Obama said. “I have a little more hair.”
The star-studded event also featured performances by Earth, Wind & Fire, who sang their hit “September,” tweaking the lyrics to “December.” Newcomer Aloe Blacc crooned “The Christmas Song,” while country superstar Darius Rucker sang his rendition of “Please Come Home for Christmas.”
The American Family Choir also performed before President Obama took the stage, reminding people of the meaning of the season.
“Reach out to someone whose Christmas isn’t so jolly,” he said.
“Christmas in Washington” is a December tradition for first families. Proceeds from the show go to the Children’s National Health System.
A televised broadcast of the special will air on Friday, December 19 at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.