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Line-up announced for NBC Special:

The original pop star, Tony Bennett, will be showing Justin Bieber how it's done when they both perform at NBC's annual live Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' later this month.

The roster of big name performers announced by the network spans not only generations, but also genres, with singers Michael Bublé, Cee Lo Green, Faith Hill, Carole King, Katharine McPhee and 'The Voice' winner Javier Colon performing a mix of current hits and holiday classics.

NBC announced that the hour-long special on November 30 will be hosted by the 'Today Show's Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie and will -- natch -- also feature seasonal high-kickers, The Radio City Rockettes. Prior to the primetime telecast, WNBC and other NBC affiliates (check your local listings) will also air an additional live hour of the special.

This first hour will feature performances by all the show's stars and also a special performance by Megan Hilty, star of the upcoming NBC musical drama 'Smash.'

The Rock Center Christmas tree has been an annual staple of the festive season since the complex was opened in midtown Manhattan in 1933, and NBC has televised the tree-lighting ceremony every year since 1951, when it made its debut on 'The Kate Smith Show.' This year's tree, which will remain lit until New Year's Day, is a Norway Spruce measuring 74 feet high and 46 feet in diameter, and weighing-in at 10 tons.


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Rockerfeller Tree Lighting 2012

The 80th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit by the 30,000 energy efficient LED lights On Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 11pm on January 7th, 2013.

Can't believe that time of the year will be here before we know it!!

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thank...ive been wanting to go see it the past few years since i only live like an hour away but its always to cold.since its earlier then they normally do it i might go this year.
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Rockerfeller Tree Lighting 2012

The 80th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit by the 30,000 energy efficient LED lights On Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 11pm on January 7th, 2013.

Can't believe that time of the year will be here before we know it!!

Cheers!!

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It should be a beautiful tv special to see. Tomorrow is the first day of Autumn, and now the days are going to fly by. We'll be putting up our Christmas decorations before we know it. Today, I put my fall decorations out . It all looks so festive.
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NBC shows that there will be another Michael Buble Xmas special this year.

Not sure if it will just be a replay of last year's or something new but they are announcing something is coming this holiday season.

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November 28th - is that the earliest it's ever aired? Looking forward to it!
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November 28th - is that the earliest it's ever aired? Looking forward to it!
Not sure, but I believe it's been on at least this early before. With the 22nd being the absolute earliest U.S. Thanksgiving can fall on in any given year*, we will get almost an extra full week of Christmas programming this season.

The last few years Rudolph has been on the day after Thanksgiving, so it may be scheduled for Nov 23 this year!

* for our non-American friends, U.S. Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday in November, so whenever November 1st lands on a Thursday, which it does this year, it will be a year in which Thanksgiving is at its earliest.
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Yeah, that last week of November is always crammed full of Christmas programming...I'd rather they save some of them for mid-December, not because it's too early for Christmas specials (it's NEVER too early!) but because it seems like we get to Mid-December and they're not airing any classic Christmas cartoons anymore (they've already aired all the classics in late November)...not sure why that is, maybe I'm just overlooking them.

Anyway, to bring this back on topic, I used to look at the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree TV Special as the start of Christmas programming on TV...nowadays, it seems like it's just one program in a week of Christmas specials (the airing of Rudolf included).
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CBS has always aired Rudolph around Dec 1st - but I noticed that if one station has a holiday program on, the others match on the same date, which is annoying really. You can't watch two things at the same time without having to DVR one and most replay later on in Dec anyways.

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Yeah, that last week of November is always crammed full of Christmas programming...I'd rather they save some of them for mid-December, not because it's too early for Christmas specials (it's NEVER too early!) but because it seems like we get to Mid-December and they're not airing any classic Christmas cartoons anymore (they've already aired all the classics in late November)...not sure why that is, maybe I'm just overlooking them.

Anyway, to bring this back on topic, I used to look at the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree TV Special as the start of Christmas programming on TV...nowadays, it seems like it's just one program in a week of Christmas specials (the airing of Rudolf included).
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