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Nov152012

Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart & Cee Lo to Perform on NBC's "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" 

Facebook.com/MariahCareyMariah Carey's responsible for one of the biggest Christmas hits of modern times, so it's no wonder she's been tapped to perform on NBC's annual holiday special, Christmas in Rockefeller Center.  But Mariah will be just one of many performers who'll be warbling holiday favorites around one of the world's most famous Christmas trees.

Rod Stewart, Cee Lo Green, Il Volo and The Voice season 2 finalist Chris Mann are also on the bill for the special, which airs November 28 at 8 p.m. ET.  Billy Crystal and Bette Midler will be on hand as well, to promote their upcoming film Parental Guidance, but it's unclear if they'll be performing or not.

Cee Lo and Rod Stewart both released their first holiday albums this year; in fact, they guest-star on each others' discs.

This year's Christmas tree is an 80-foot-tall Norway spruce that weighs about 10 tons.  Lighting the Christmas tree at New York City's Rockefeller Center is an 80-year tradition, though the ceremony has only been televised since 1951.

In select markets, the special will begin at 7 p.m. and feature an extra hour of holiday fun.

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