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!!