Mariah Carey Celebrates ‘Christmas in Washington’


The very pregnant Mariah Carey was among the featured performers (alongside Glee’s Matthew Morrison and host Ellen DeGeneres) at the taping last night of Christmas In Washington. In addition to the holiday music performances, the Obama family was there to help spread the Xmas cheer! Here are a few photos and deets from last night’s taping:

A pregnant and glowing Mariah Carey helped President Barack Obama and his family ring in the holidays Sunday night at the annual ‘Christmas in Washington’ concert. Carey showed off her growing baby bump in a long red dress. She is expecting her first child with husband Nick Cannon. The festivities, hosted by comedian Ellen DeGeneres, took place at the National Building Museum and benefited the Children’s National Medical Center. The entertainers, including Glee star Matthew Morrison, sang Christmas songs and performed for the Obama family — including first lady Michelle, daughters Malia, 12, and Sasha, 9, and First Grandmother Marian Robinson — in a packed auditorium. DeGeneres’ wife Portia de Rossi beamed from her front-row seat by the First Family. At the end the Obamas joined all the evening’s performers on stage for a rendition of ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’ In remarks to the crowd, Obama talked about the story of Jesus’ birth. ‘The story and message speak to us today. We are called to love each other as we love ourselves,’ Obama said from the stage, with his family surrounding him. He cited the tougher circumstances for many people these holidays. ‘We pray for our troops. We remember those who are out of work and struggling to get by,’ Obama said, urging people to show ‘charity, passion and goodwill’ to their neighbors. ‘From our family to yours, happy holidays and Merry Christmas.’ Early in event the Obama family also offered presents from the White House to a group of young children dressed as elves, who placed them under a Christmas tree. ‘Ho, ho, ho. Fantastic elves,’ Obama said as the group posed for pictures. The concert will air Friday on cable channel TNT.

Now, I don’t usually fall for this kind of Xmas schmaltz but I’m so loving how fabulous Mariah Carey looks with her baby bump that I’m gonna hafta tune in this Friday night. Mimi’s hubby Nick was in the hiz last night but I do not believe he appeared on stage as a performer. He did take some time to pose backstage with Mariah and their burgeoning baby bump. Check out a cute photo of the growing family, after the jump …

They sure do look happy. I couldn’t be more happy for the both of them. Christmas In Washington will air on TNT this Friday December 17. Check your local listings for the exact time in your area. Ho Ho Ho, bitches!!

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  • Meghan

    Mariah looks great except for that big bow in the middle of the dress. Would look better without it!

  • Amanda G

    That bow is awful…actually the dress is pretty awful too. She looks pretty though. Definitely has the pregnancy glow.

  • nicole

    these two are such an adorable couple.

  • SuzieB

    She is sooooo having a girl!!! There’s no doubt in my mind!!

  • Ama

    Mariah looks very beautiful. Though I do agree with a few of the other comments, the dress would look better without the bow.

  • Alicia

    I agree with you SuzieB! That baby is a girl.

  • i’m on board the “it’s a girl” train too.

  • Jbo

    SERIOUSLY??? She’s looks HUGE! SO NOT a flattering dress… EWWWW!!!

  • Ashley

    Hello the girl is pregnant JBO. Get over yourself douche bag. You try having pictures of yourself taken from every angle and see how good you look.
    I think she looks beautiful especially in the black version of the dress.,,20448823,00.html#20888546

  • krissy

    Jbo, she doesn’t look huge, she looks pregnant. It takes a real special person to insult a pregnant woman on her shape.

  • Erica

    she does look happy. they aren’t my favorite people in the world, but i cannot deny that nick and mariah have a glow and look truly happy. good for them.

  • jane

    they look so happy together, SO DAMN CUTE!!!

  • Tracy

    Mariah is carrying the baby in her hips she is so having a girl. It would be nice if they had twins a boy and a girl. That way they could have one of each.

  • JT

    That dress is so unfortunate! The best dresses for pregnant women are always empire waist-ed. But regardless she does look gorgeous!

  • Jerseyhater

    Catch her tonight at 9pm on ABC singing the songs from Merry Christmas II You.

  • b

    mariah looks glowing and happy and great and all, but omg i couldn’t keep my eyes off of malia obama. she is growing up to be SO GORGEOUS! i feel like i’m watching emma watson grow up all over again!

  • Cj

    I disagree with all that say it’s a girl. She is totally having a boy!

  • CSM

    her dress reminds me of the one that Barbra Jean wears at her wedding on Reba… HORRIBLE!

  • Kassano J

    i think dat is okey and fine