"LIVE with Kelly" heads into the 2016 holiday season with a full slate of holiday cheer, favorite guests, musical performances and the return of the program's annual Christmas broadcast and "Viewers' Choice" show.
Among the A-listers stopping by during the month are Chris Pratt, Taraji P. Henson, Jason Bateman, Octavia Spencer, Annette Bening, Katie Holmes, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Costner, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Liam Neeson.
It'll be a season of great music as well, including performances by Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Brett Eldredge, Norah Jones and Gavin DeGraw. And on Dec. 19, kids of all ages will thrill to the sight of the beloved Disney characters from "Disney on Ice Presents Follow Your Heart," in an ice dancing number right in the "LIVE" studio.
On Dec. 21, "LIVE's Christmas Party" will usher in the final countdown to the big day. Country music superstars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will sit down with Kelly and guest co-host Christian Slater, sharing some of their special holiday traditions and talking about their new album, "Christmas Together." They'll also perform the classic duet "Baby It's Cold Outside." In addition, the world-famous Radio City Rockettes will bring some high-kicking razzle-dazzle to the hour, and, of course, the man himself, Santa Claus, will stop by to bring season's greetings to the hosts and "LIVE's" viewers.
Always a holiday favorite, "LIVE with Kelly's Viewers' Choice" show airs on Dec. 26. The program recaps the most fun "LIVE" moments as voted on by the viewers, from hysterical host chats and crazy trivia dancers, to never-before-seen bloopers and memorable celebrity appearances.