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Hugh Jackman to host TNT's 'Christmas in Washington,' featuring Charles Barkley, Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow, Anna Kendrick, Janelle Monáe and Pat Monahan

by jmaloni


Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:20 pm

Concert premieres exclusively on TNT Friday, Dec. 20, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Oscar nominee, three-time Emmy winner and Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman is set to host TNT's annual holiday special "Christmas in Washington." Jackman will introduce this year's lineup of musical performers, including Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow, Anna Kendrick, Janelle Monáe and Pat Monahan. In addition, the concert will feature a special guest appearance by NBA Hall of Famer and analyst for TNT's "Inside the NBA" Charles Barkley. The star-studded "Christmas in Washington" will premiere Friday, Dec. 20, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on TNT.

Celebrating its 32nd anniversary this year, "Christmas in Washington" is a holiday tradition benefiting the Children's National Health System. The concert is attended each year by the president and first lady, as well as many other Washington VIPs. This will mark TNT's 15th year presenting "Christmas in Washington," which will be taped at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 15.

TNT began televising "Christmas in Washington" in 1999. Since then, the show has earned two Emmys for Outstanding Musical Direction, with 14 nominations overall.

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