Friday, December 12, 2008

National Building Museum Again Hosts Christmas in Washington

This is the last Christmas in Washington event for outgoing President George W. Bush and his wife Laura. This Christmas-themed, performance heavy, family entertainment show doubles as a benefit the Children's National Medical Center. I believe this is the 27th year of the annual show. Its held at the National Building Museum in Judiciary Square. Years ago it aired on NBC, but has been on the cable channel TNT recently.

The show is invitation only--sorry. You'll have to miss out on Dr. Phil as host, again. Actually co-hosting with his wife Robin. And, sadly you'll have to miss two performers who peaked in the mid-90s, Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) and Raphael Saadiq (Tony! Toni! Toné!). I don't mean to say that they aren't great performers now, just that they peaked in popularity about a decade ago. You will also miss Counting Crows! Wait, no, sorry. That's Casting Crowns, the popular Christian group. Got excited there for a split second. The "headliner" if you will is actor and singer Kristin Chenoweth. You may know her from Pushing Daisies, The West Wing or a bunch of Broadway shows. Not sure if she's better or worse than last year's headliner, Ne-Yo.

Christmas in Washington airs on Wednesday, December 17 at 8:00pm on TNT.