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Even President Obama Can Be Charmed by Hugh Jackman

Dec 16 2013 - 7:04am

Hugh Jackman [1] got to work his charm on another charismatic guy — President Barack Obama — when the actor joined the president and his family for a taping of TNT's Christmas in Washington special on Sunday night. Hugh wasn't the only star who was hanging out with the Obamas that night as the Backstreet Boys, Anna Kendrick [2], Charles Barkley, Janelle Monáe, and Sheryl Crow [3] also dropped by for the night of Christmas cheer and songs. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama got in on the cheer when they handed out treats to a collection of adorable little elves (who were played by young children) while their kids, Sasha and Malia, watched on.

While the special won't air until Friday, Dec. 20, Hugh gave a sneak peek of his impressive singing skills when he shared a rehearsal video of himself singing "Gloria in excelsis Deo" with a choir [4].

Sheryl Crow [5], Charles Barkley, Hugh Jackman [6], Anna Kendrick [7], and Janelle Monáe attended TNT's Christmas in Washington special.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had a laugh with their family while hanging out with children dressed up as elves.

Anna Kendrick [8] chatted with President Obama.

Hugh Jackman [9] looked dapper in a black suit.

The Obamas sang together.

Charles Barkley and Hugh Jackman [10] got to share a moment with the Obamas.

President Obama handed out treats to the little elves.

Hugh Jackman [11] shook hands with President Obama.

The Backstreet Boys also performed at the event.

The Obamas joked around with some of the kids dressed as elves, who made silly faces.

The Obamas shared a sweet moment on stage at the event.

The Obamas sang with the Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow [12], Hugh Jackman [13], and more stars during the special.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were all smiles at the event.

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