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'Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2020' Performers Lineup Revealed, But One Has Dropped Out

The famous Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center will have its annual tree lighting ceremony this evening and a star-studded event is set for NBC!

The 2020 Christmas in Rockefeller Center special won’t look like previous years’ events due to the pandemic, but some stars are still planning on appearing live from New York City.

Sadly, one of the stars set to appear has dropped out of the special.

Hamilton actor Leslie Odom Jr. tweeted this afternoon that he will not be attending. He said, “Sorry to miss the #RockCenterXMAS tree lighting tonight. All the best to the performers! Lighting the tree in my heart and singing along from home. 👊🏾🎄.”

Click inside to see the full lineup of stars who will appear… More Here! »

SiriusXM Kicks Off The Christmas With Official Holiday Channel Line Up

With Thanksgiving officially wrapped up and over, it’s now on to Christmas, and SiriusXM has already released the full list of holiday channels.

You can now tune into a variety of traditional holiday songs, classical Christmas carols, country Christmas classics, contemporary holiday tunes, soul music, Hanukkah music and even Latin seasonal music, as we head towards the next holiday and into 2021.

SiriuxXM subscribers are able to listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app, and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more.

One of the many channels include Holly, which features contemporary holiday music as well as traditional favorites, including songs by Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Ariana Grande, Michael Buble, Sam Smith and Mariah Carey, and more.

The channel will run from now until December 5th on Channel 105 December 28th.

Click inside to see all the SiriusXM holiday channels for 2020 now!More Here! »

Dr. Anthony Fauci Reveals Santa Claus Is The Only One Immune From Coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci is giving us some hope for Christmas, and letting us know that Santa Claus might be the only one immune to coronavirus.

In a new interview with USA Today, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases revealed that the pandemic won’t stop St. Nicholas from spreading Christmas spirit around the world.

“Santa is exempt from this because Santa, of all the good qualities, has a lot of good innate immunity,” Dr. Fauci shared. “Santa is not going to be spreading any infections to anybody.”

Of course, while Santa might be immune, the country will look a little different as far as holiday gatherings go, as many officials advise families to celebrate with their immediate kin right now in an attempt to stop the spread and lower the number of cases.

“The tragedy that could happen is one of your family members, from coming together in a family gathering, could wind up hospitalized and severely ill and could die. We don’t want to see that happen. This year we’re asking people to be as safe as possible,” said the CDC’s Dr. Henry Walke.

You can see how President-Elect Joe Biden and his family will be spending the holidays here…

An Owl Stowed Away On The Rockefeller Christmas Tree!

There was a stowaway on the Rockefeller Christmas Tree – a tiny owl!

The Saw-wheat owl was found in the branches of the tree by the staff as it was delivered to the Big Apple this week, and he’s now recuperating from his big trip at the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center.

The bird, apparently, couldn’t part with his favorite tree and took the trip all the way down to New York City, which was 170 miles away from home in Oneonta, New York.

“We’ve given him fluids and are feeding him all the mice he will eat,” the center posted on Facebook, as they shared the cute story with their followers. “It had been three days since he ate or drank anything.”

The center added that the owl is doing good so far: “His eyes are bright and seems relatively in good condition with all he’s been through. Once he checks in with the vet and gets a clean bill of health, he’ll be released to continue on his wild and wonderful journey.”

The Rockefeller Christmas Tree got a lot of sideways looks this year, as it lost a branch or two in transport and many online have been comparing it to the tree seen in It’s Christmas, Charlie Brown!

The tree will be decorated and make its debut on December 1.

New York City is gearing up for the holiday festivities, starting with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Find out who’s performing and how it’s being pulled off in the era of coronavirus…

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Meghan Trainor Drops New Original Christmas Song From Upcoming Album - Listen Here!

Meghan Trainor is here to chase your pandemic blues away with an all-new original Christmas song from her upcoming album, A Very Trainor Christmas.

The 26-year-old singer dropped “My Kind of Present,” that she wrote with her two brothers, Justin and Ryan Trainor, as well as her cover of “Last Christmas”.

“My Kind of Present” is one of five original songs set to be featured on the album.

“Baby I want you/ You’re my kind of present/ You’re my kind of present/ You’re my angel from heaven/ So go and tell Santa, don’t bring me nothin’,” read the lyrics to the song.

“AHHHLoudly crying faceChristmas treethis song means the WORLD to me! Wrote and produced it with my bro’s @FlyinRyanGamer and Jtrain!!!” Meghan tweeted about the track.

Listen to both songs below!

If you missed it, Meghan just revealed even more exciting news about her personal life. See what it was here!