"Christmas in Washington" TV Special to Feature Matthew Morrison; Ellen DeGeneres to Host

News   "Christmas in Washington" TV Special to Feature Matthew Morrison; Ellen DeGeneres to Host
 
The annual "Christmas in Washington" holiday television special will make its premiere Dec. 17 at 8 PM on TNT.

Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres Photo by NBC Universal

Taped at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, Dec. 12, the evening will feature the talents of Mariah Carey, Miranda Cosgrove, Annie Lennox, Maxwell and Matthew Morrison. Ellen DeGeneres will host.

"'Christmas in Washington' is a holiday treasure that brings together some of today's best musical artists for a wonderful celebration of the season," said Michael Wright, executive vice president/head of programming for TNT, TBS and TCM, in a statement.  "We’re especially excited to welcome host Ellen DeGeneres to the festivities.  It’s certain to be a night to remember."

Annually attended by the President and First Lady and other Washington VIPs, "Christmas in Washington" is a holiday musical celebration benefiting the Children’s National Medical Center.

"Christmas in Washington" is executive-produced by 13-time Emmy winner George Stevens, Jr. and directed and produced by three-time Emmy winner Michael Stevens for The Stevens Company.

The TNT presentation will be followed at 9 PM ET by a special holiday screening of "The Wizard Of Oz."

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