"Christmas in Rockefeller Center" TV Special Features Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Tony Bennett and More
28 Nov 2012
NBC celebrates the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree with a live broadcast of "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Nov. 28 at 8 PM ET; check local listings.
Co-hosted by Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie, the holiday special features performances from Trace Adkins, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, CeeLo Green, Victoria Justice, Chris Mann, Scotty McCreery, Rod Stewart and Il Volo with special appearances by Billy Crystal, Bette Milder and the Radio City Rockettes.
The 80th annual holiday extravaganza spotlights a Norway Spruce that is approximately 80 feet tall, 50 feet in diameter and weighs approximately 10 tons. The tree is estimated to be about 80 years old.
Prior to this year's primetime telecast, there will be an additional live hour of the special beginning at 7 PM ET. Brooke White is among the performers in this hour.
There will be a special encore presentation of “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” Nov. 30 at 8 PM ET.
"Christmas in Rockefeller Center" is produced by Brad Lachman Productions with Lachman serving as executive producer. Bill Bracken produces.
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