Smooth R&S crooner Raphael Saadiq is excited to perform at “Christmas in Washington” this year in the nation’s capital and hopes to be invited back next year once Obama is in office, according to the United Press International. Saadiq is still riding high off of the release of new album “The Way I See It,” released in the fall, and will perform “Merry Christmas, Baby” for the holiday event which will air on TNT on Christmas Eve.

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