2016 Christmas Specials: Our Guide to Christmas TV!

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December 19th, America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular

2016 will mark the first holiday special for America’s Got Talent, including performances by the season 11 AGT winner Grace VanderWaal. Nick Cannon will host, and there will be a slew of past contestants and special performers during the special. Special guests include Andra Day (who has a new holiday album out this year), Pentatonix (who have their own special this year!), and magicians Penn and Teller. Past AGT contestants that will join them include Acroarmy, Calysta Bevier, The Clairvoyants, Brian Justin Crum, Jon Dorenbos, the family band Edgar, Jackie Evancho, Terry Fator, Mat Franco, Ronee Martin, The Olate Dogs, Piff the Magic Dragon, The Silhouettes, and the Sons of Serendip. The judges will also be around to cause trouble and give their opinions.

EW reported in November on some details and speculation about the special: Summarize the below.

"Hosted by Nick Cannon, the two-hour special will boast a wide range of performances: VanderWaal will perform a holiday song on her ukelele; judge Heidi Klum is teaming up with Golden Buzzer contestant Sal Valentinetti; the Regurgitator will swallow and subsequently regurgitate holiday ornaments; and season 6’s Professor Splash will dive into egg nog."

Air Date: Monday, December 19th
Time: 8 PM / 7 PM Central
Channel: NBC