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Season 57 Episode 258

December 25, 2008

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Aired Weekdays 7:00 AM Dec 25, 2008 on NBC
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Choir and bell ringers open the show. NEWS - more cancelled flights, taxied plane slides, Bethlehem service, Pope gives Xmas message, troops in Baghdad service, Bush revokes pardon to mail fraud person, disasters in Utah and California, fire victims get help from a generous donor. Finding meaning of Christmas during recession. Rick Warren in studio about The Purpose of Christmas. Families who gave their lives in Iraq. Interesting Christmas cards. 12 days of Xmas cost in today's dollars History of Christmas traditions such as the yule log, tree, and Santa. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, sings and talks about her first holiday album. Cate Blanchett talks about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Christmas feasting like Henry VIII. Season's Greetings from various celebrities Aretha Franklin performs. Cate Blanchett talks about her new movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Christmas cooking with Hoda and Kathie Lee's moms Holiday brunchesmoreless

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    Meredith Vieira

    Meredith Vieira

    Co-Anchor

    Matt Lauer

    Matt Lauer

    Co-Anchor

    Ann Curry

    Ann Curry

    News Anchor

    Al Roker

    Al Roker

    Weather & Feature Reporter

    Hoda Kotb

    Hoda Kotb

    Fourth Hour Co-Anchor

    Kathie Lee Gifford

    Kathie Lee Gifford

    Fourth Hour Co-Anchor

    Rick Warren

    Rick Warren

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Sasha Cohen

    Sasha Cohen

    Herself

    Guest Star

    Aretha Franklin

    Aretha Franklin

    Herself

    Guest Star

    Keith Miller

    Keith Miller

    Correspondent

    Recurring Role

    Dawna Friesen

    Dawna Friesen

    Correspondent

    Recurring Role

    Jenna Wolfe

    Jenna Wolfe

    Correspondent

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Celebrity Season's Greetings
        Gloria and Emilio Estefan
        Michael Phelps
        Faith Hill
        Kristin Chenoweth
        Ben Stiller and Chris Rock
        Uma Thurman
        Natasha Bedingfield
        Randy Jackson
        Mary Steenburgen
        Enrique Iglesias
        Barry Manilow
        Denis Leary
        William Shatner
        Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith
        Tracy Morgan
        Emma Watson and Desperaux

    • QUOTES (0)

    • NOTES (2)

      • Today's hosts
        Meredith, Matt, Ann, and Al anchor from the couch today.
        Jenna Wolfe is at the news desk.
        Hoda and Kathie Lee invite their moms to do a cooking segment
        Natalie Morales does a segment.

      • Today's guests
        Marymount hand bell choir.
        Brooklyn Youth Chorus
        Joe Fryer - journalist KARE
        Karen Robert - author
        Kenneth Davis - historian, author Don't know much about history
        Bianca Borges Henry - food stylist

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