Christmas in Washington


Christmas in Washington

Christmas in Washington is an annual Christmas television special that currently airs on the U.S. TNT network.

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Background

One of two annual holiday specials produced by George Stevens, Jr. (the other being the Kennedy Center Honors), the variety show first aired in 1981 on NBC before moving to its current home on TNT in 1998. Recorded in Washington, D.C. at the National Building Museum, on the second Sunday of each December before being re-edited for later broadcast, Christmas in Washington is a one-hour concert featuring artists from musical genres. Each guest perform at least one solo, but the marquee performer usually has one or two more songs. The show also has at least one guest from the world of opera. Each of the musical performances are backed by a full orchestra and chorus. The show's finale consists of a medley performed by all the musical guests before the attendees-of-honor, the President of the United States and the First Lady, make a closing statement.

Recent events have benefited the National Children's Medical Center.

The host

The show also has a host. In recent years, the show has been hosted by Dr. Phil and his wife, Robin. However, since 2009, the show has had a single host. The 2010 edition was taped December 12 with Ellen DeGeneres as host and Mariah Carey as marquee performer, and aired live on pay-per-view internationally and in most major cities. A re-edited 42-minute (without commercials in a one-hour slot) version aired December 17 via the aforementioned TNT network.

List of hosts and guests

Note: The marquee performer is outlined in bold.

2000s

2010s

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External links

Source: for Christmas in Washington 2000: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0271434/



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