Fox News Channel will air “A Fox & Friends Christmas” tomorrow night, Christmas Eve, at 8pmET. The annual special will be hosted by Steve Doocy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Brian Kilmeade with “Fox & Friends Weekend” co-hosts Tucker Carlson, Anna Kooiman and Clayton Morris joining in on the festivities.
“This has been a Fox News Channel tradition for a number of years. It’s fun for us to do, because No. 1, it actually puts us in the spirit of the Christmas season. It’s always fun for us and it is great for the viewers. It’s the one program we do that isn’t about the news of the day. It’s actually about the day, and the day of Christmas,” Doocy told TVNewser exclusively.
The two-hour program will feature several musical acts, interviews with notable guests and messages from several of FNC’s popular personalities. “American Idol” winner and country music artist Scotty McCreery will perform and co-host Doocy is looking forward to his appearance, “Scott is a great kid, a wonderful entertainer.”
The special will also include opera singer Renee Flemming, classical singer Jackie Evancho, “America’s Got Talent” contestant’s Sons of Serendip and American singer Jesse James Decker. The program will also feature appearances by the Young People’s Chorus of New York, the Radio City Rockettes.
“It’s a great opportunity for families to watch the whole program with kids, and their loved ones. You get the music, the stories and it is fun to do and fun to watch,” Doocy said.
The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who from “Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” will be on hand. “The guy who plays the Grinch on Broadway is terrific, a great actor. But it’s always unsettling to see characters from your childhood in real life. When they came to the studio with the Grinch, it was really funny,” Doocy said.
Throughout the program, season’s greetings will be delivered to viewers by FNC’s Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Greg Gutfeld, Sean Hannity, Bill Hemmer, Mike Huckabee, Megyn Kelly, Marth MacCallum, Andrea Tantaros and Greta Van Susteren.
After the special, Doocy will be home to celebrate Christmas with his family, but will be missing one important member of the family… his son Peter, a FNC reporter who is on assignment for the holiday.
Check out an old video of the Doocy children finding out they got a puppy for Christmas.