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Patti LaBelle Had The Most 2017 Time At The 1996 National Tree Lighting

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Patti LaBelle – Grammy winner, actress, sweet potato pie maker – sure had a doozy of a performance at the 1996 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The performance starts with Patti in a close up shot as she starts her rendition of “This Christmas.” Then the camera zooms out to a lonesome songstress surrounded by multiple rows of empty bleachers.

Of course, the performance doesn’t stop for Patti when she is done with the song. Oh, no. Patti is given the HIGH HONOR of doing a reading for the 42nd President of the United States, Mr. Bill Clinton and his lovely first lady, Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton. And, you guessed it, things went south quick.

Our sweet Patti LaBelle makes a joke that Bill and Hillary coming out saved her from her performance, but, of course, it does not end there. The clip ends with Patti asking into the mic on where she should stand and how to hold the book.

We feel your pain, and we love you, Patti!

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