From a White House pool report filed Sunday by the Dallas Morning News’s Nick Swartsell, who was covering the first family’s attendance at “Christmas in Washington,” an annual concert for charity:
Actor Hugh Jackman hosts. The lineup is a 1990s nostalgia jackpot, including performances by the Backstreet Boys and Sheryl Crow along with a special guest appearance by retired NBA star and sports commentator Charles Barkley.
“At this time of year, we’re grateful for the rebounding economy,” Barkley says, playing on his NBA nickname, the “round mound of rebound.”
Sasha and Malia seem unimpressed by the Backstreet Boys performance, perhaps too young to remember the golden age of boy bands.