Motown legends The Four Tops perform at an event in Atlanta, Ga. on Oct. 17, 2013.
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Motown legends treat White House visitors to holiday surprise

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It’s not all spending bills and torture reports coming out of Washington this week.

White House visitors and a choir of children were treated to a holiday surprise Friday when surviving members of legendary Motown groups The Temptations and The Four Tops staged a surprise performance in the East Room.

A video posted to the White House’s YouTube channel shows the legendary crooners, backed up by piano accompaniment, serenading the effusive audience with hits including “My Girl,” “Ain’t No Woman Like the One I Got” and Christmastime favorites “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and “Winter Wonderland.”

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 After their performance, band members paid a brief visit to President Obama in the Oval Office. 

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Motown legends treat White House visitors to holiday surprise

Updated