President Barack Obama dances on stage with Santa, members of Fifth Harmony, left, Chely Wright, Nico & Vinz and a member of The Tenors, behind, during the...
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Sideshow: Pres. Obama busts a move

Time now for the Sideshow!  

President Obama and the First Family joined in the festivities to light the National Christmas tree this week.  The celebration included Santa Claus, Christmas carols…and some really bad dancing by the President.  As you can see from the video below, he gave his moves a “thumbs up.”  But you be the judge.

12/4/14, 7:38 PM ET

President Obama busts a move (awkwardly) at National Christmas Tree Lighting

Watch President Obama get his groove on to “Jingle Bells” with Santa and other celebs at the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C. on Thursday evening.

But the President has managed to rack up some “cool” points with this latest announcement.  He will be Stephen Colbert’s guest on “The Colbert Report” December 8.  

“I am so honored to be sitting down with the man who sat down with Bill O’Reilly,” Colbert said Thursday.

The Comedy Central host will end his program December 18 to head to CBS and host “The Late Show.”  

And finally, Jenna Bush Hager clarified what she meant by “hanky panky” on the roof of the White House earlier this week.  During an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live”, Bush Hager was asked if she ever “fooled around” in the White House when her father was President.  She jokingly said there may have been “a little hanky panky” with her now-husband on the roof.  But she later clarified that the two shared their first kiss in the White House and the incident was all very PG.

“It’s not the Fifty Shades of Grey people want it to be. Pretty innocent, but really lovely,” she explained on the “Today” show. “I think I single-handedly brought back the word hanky panky.”

Her full comments are below:


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Sideshow: Pres. Obama busts a move