Jennifer Hudson Going Home Christmas Special on ABC

via Access Hollywood:

Jennifer Hudson will host her very own Christmas special on ABC in December. No specific date for the special to air has been set yet:

The former ‘American Idol’ -turned-Oscar-and-Grammy winner will host the holiday music special, ‘Jennifer Hudson: I’ll Be Home For Christmas’  in December on the network, Access Hollywood has learned.

The one-hour special, which will take place in Hudson’s hometown of Chicago, will follow the star as she ‘relives her childhood Christmases with musical performances shot on location at the small neighborhood church where she brought the congregation to its feet week after week; the music academy where she studied; and other Chicago sites, ‘  ABC said in a press release.

Hudson will also visit with family and ‘childhood friends and others whose influences have been instrumental in her rise from humble beginnings to Hollywood stardom.’ 

Jennifer, so far, has refused to talk about the murders of her mother, brother and nephew last year (the one year anniversary of those horrific murders are coming up). But, she’ll be re-visiting childhood memories for a TV special?

The special should be filled with some very emotional moments, beyond Jennifer’s goose-bump inducing vocals…

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