Obamas attend annual Christmas benefit concert

Published: Tuesday | December 17, 2013 Comments 0
The first family (from left), President Barack Obama, Malia Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Sasha Obama, greet children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington on Sunday.
The first family (from left), President Barack Obama, Malia Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Sasha Obama, greet children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington on Sunday.
The first family, from left, Malia Obama, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Sasha Obama, pose with children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington, on Sunday. The first family was attending the taping of the annual 2013 Christmas in Washington, celebrating its 32nd year anniversary. - AP photos
The first family, from left, Malia Obama, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Sasha Obama, pose with children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington, on Sunday. The first family was attending the taping of the annual 2013 Christmas in Washington, celebrating its 32nd year anniversary. - AP photos
The first family (from left), Marian Robinson, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama, President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama, join host Hugh Jackman (left), Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys (right), and other performers on the stage, singing the Christmas carol during the annual 2013 Christmas in Washington presentation at the National Building Museum in Washington on Sunday.
The first family (from left), Marian Robinson, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama, President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama, join host Hugh Jackman (left), Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys (right), and other performers on the stage, singing the Christmas carol during the annual 2013 Christmas in Washington presentation at the National Building Museum in Washington on Sunday.

WASHINGTON (AP):

The Obamas got into the holiday spirit Sunday evening with a little help from Hugh Jackman, Sheryl Crow and Janelle Monae.

President Barack Obama and his family attended the 32nd annual Christmas in Washington concert, a benefit for the Children's National Health System. After an evening of Christmas carols at the National Building Museum, the President said Americans should remember Jesus Christ's lessons of charity and compassion.

"Through His example, he taught us that we should love the Lord, love our neighbours, as we love ourselves. It's a teaching that has endured for generations, and today, it lies at the heart of my faith and that of millions of Americans, and billions around the globe," Obama said.

"No matter who we are, or where we come from, or how we worship, it's a message of hope and devotion that can unite all of us this holiday season," he added.
 

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