“An estimated 17,000 people attended the event, according to the U.S. National Park Service. Other stars performing included James Taylor, Babyface, Jason Mraz and Phillip Phillips.”[THR]
It was a Black Socialist Gay Mexican Christmas at the White House last night when President Obama and the First Family did their annual duty of hosting the lighting of the Christmas Tree at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Joining The President, First Lady Michelle and their daughters Sasha and Malia at the event was Neil Patrick Harris who hosted the event (naturally), though his partner and kiddos were nowhere to be seen. Also at the event was Modern Family star Rico Rodriguez who read a poem with the First Lady about something St. Nicholas-y. Musical legend James Taylor was also at the ceremony and helped serenade the crowd with a few acoustic renditions of Christmas standards.
Our sources tell us that certain billionaire Mormons and their families were not invited to event. Fret not, 1%ers, there’s always Hannukkah!