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Thursday
Dec162010

'Christmas in Washington' to Air on TNT

Photo Courtesy - Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- It was taped last weekend, but Friday night, everyone can watch TNT's annual holiday special Christmas in Washington.

The show, which airs at 8:00 p.m. ET, features performances by a very pregnant Mariah Carey, Glee star Matthew Morrison, opera star Andrea Bocelli, Annie Lennox, and Miranda Cosgrove, and is hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

The show was filmed at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. in front of an audience that included President Obama, Michelle Obama, and their two daughters.  The first family joins all the performers onstage at the end, and watch closely when that happens -- that's when, according to Showbiz411.com, you may be able to see Carey turn to the Obamas and whisper that she's expecting twins,  making the first couple among the first to know the news.

Carey opens the show with one of the original songs from her Christmas album, "One Child."  She also sings "O Come All Ye Faithful" during the big finale.  Annie Lennox performs "Universal Child" from her holiday album, A Christmas Cornucopia, as well as the standard "Gloria in Excelsis Deo."  Matthew Morrison will be seen strumming a ukulele and sang, "Mele Kalikimaka," a Hawaiian Christmas tune.

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