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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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December 25, 2008
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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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