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December 14, 2014

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guest list of bodacious babes. Fellow songstress and former teen idol Ariana Grande ("Victorious") will be lighting up Radio City Music Hall as well this year, along with Miss Piggy and The Rockettes, and their host is thrilled. "I could not be more excited to celebrate the Christmas holi- days in New York with such a fantastic array of talented women," he told the media. "I think my fourth holiday special for NBC may be the very best yet." Bublé is big on duets, which is why it's so great to get killer voices such as Streisand's and Grande's (and of course, Miss Piggy's) together on the stage for an event like this. He's per- formed heaps of songs along- side some major players in the music and acting world, includ- ing Boyz II Men, Reese Witherspoon ("Walk the Line," 2005), Idina Menzel ("Rent," 2005) and Bryan Adams. This isn't the first time he and Streisand will be teaming up, either. The two joined forces on the "Funny Girl" (1968) star's newest album for a rendition of released his chart-topping "Christmas" album — and his sophomore special in 2012 notched an impressive 5.66 mil- lion viewers. Last year's show raked in an audience of five million, beating out Celine Dion's "Home for the Holidays" special that aired earlier that night on CBS. This year's song lineup con- sists of seasonal favorites, including "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)," "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" and "All I Want for Christmas Is You." Bublé also performs unplugged versions of a number of songs requested by his hordes of social media followers, including "Blue Christmas," "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Cold December Night." It's the perfect event to get people into the holiday spirit, though Bublé's silky voice isn't the only thing that's drawing in viewers. The specials feature some distinguished guests, which in the past have included big names such as fellow canucks Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, plus megastars Rod Stewart and Blake Shelton. Last year, he welcomed musical powerhouses Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige to the stage, plus, perhaps the biggest name of all, Cookie Monster. Bublé is upping the ante this year, having scored the legend- ary Barbra Streisand as part of his impressive and diverse have his hour in the spotlight in prime time with his fourth Christmas special. Taped at the famed Radio City Music Hall, "Michael Bublé's Christmas in New York" airs Wednesday, Dec. 17, on NBC. With the success of past Christmas specials, it's no sur- prise that the multiple Grammy and Juno award winner is tak- ing the stage for the holidays once again. The first program in 2011 saw 7.1 million viewers tune in — the same year he toned take on time-honored Christmas songs, Michael Bublé's voice has become a fix- ture during the holidays. In what's becoming an annu- al tradition, the singer will also By Jacqueline Spendlove TV Media A s you join the throngs of Christmas shoppers in the malls and department stores this year, chances are you'll be serenaded by Canada's token crooner amongst the holiday music with which we've been bombarded since the first of November. With his dulcet- Wishbone Restaurant 2 x 6.5" TV December 14 - 20, 2014 TIFTAREA TIFTAREA Michael Bublé performs in "Michael Bublé's Christmas in New York" SUNDAY DAYTIME DECEMBER 14, 2014 10 AM 10:30 11 AM 11:30 12 PM 12:30 1 PM 1:30 2 PM 2:30 3 PM 3:30 4 PM 4:30 5 PM 5:30 6 PM 6:30

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