President Obama may be unwilling to nuke Iran, but he has no problem nuking his real enemies. Like Christmas in Washington.
After more than three decades and five administrations, “Christmas in Washington,” the celebrity-packed holiday special attended by the first family, won’t be returning for its 34th holiday season.
No, the Grinch didn’t have anything to do with it — at least we don’t think he did.
After last year’s show, hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, TNT announced that it would no longer broadcast the Christmas special, ending a 15-year partnership with veteran producer George Stevens Jr. and his son, Michael. The Stevenses, who had just been ousted as the producers of the Kennedy Center Honors gala, said they were in search of a new broadcast partner.
They were never able to find a new partner. It looks like Barack’s friends in the entertainment industry don’t care about Christmas either. Here’s just a quick sample of what they seem to hate.
This show has been a long standing tradition since it started during Ronald Reagan’s presidency.
“Christmas in Washington,” which began in 1982, was like a grade-school pageant on steroids. The night was filled with marquee musicals acts such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Tim McGraw, Gloria Estefan, Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey, who crooned Christmas classics on stage while the first family and other Washington VIPs sang along from the audience.
For the big finale everyone, including the first family, headed to the stage for hand-holding, hugging and a big singalong. It was a hot holiday ticket and decades-long tradition.
Let’s see. Started when Reagan was President, long standing tradition in America. Yep, kill it.
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