Obamas Help Celebrate “Christmas in Washington”

Stars came out for the annual benefit show.

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President Barack Obama greets an elf (OK, fine, a kid dressed in an elf costume) as they gather for a group photo with First Lady Michelle Obama at the Christmas In Washington celebration Sunday at the National Building Museum.
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The kids represent the lollipop guild. Meanwhile, "Christmas in Washington" is a televised musical program and fundraiser.
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Obama prepared to speak, but daughter Malia found something more entertaining offstage.
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This year's show will air Sunday, Dec. 20, at 8 p.m. on TNT.
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Come back, little one, Christmas is counting on you!
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Other than the First Family, famous faces included Mariah Carey, Ellen DeGeneres and Maxwell.
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Mariah Carey -- whose "All I Want for Christmas Is You" gets stuck in everyone's heads year after year -- performed at the Building Museum. Carey's second Christmas album hit stands this year.
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Miranda Cosgrove of Nickelodeon's "iCarly" also performed.
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R&B artist Maxwell took the stage as well.
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The National Building Museum provides an impressive setting for "Christmas in Washington."
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Maxwell, Annie Lennox and Andrea Bocelli performed together.
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Annie Lennox, with a backup choir. Must be nice to always know you have someone behind you.
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The evening's host, Ellen DeGeneres, was in good spirits. As was everyone else, we presume.
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Mariah Carey must be awfully busy this time of year.
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The entire first family attended, including grandma Marian Robinson, although we presume she was off hanging out with the elves when this was taken.
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President Obama and daughter, Sasha, 9, greeted an especially important visitor together.
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