Katharine McPhee and David Foster Rockefeller Christmas Song

Katharine McPhee and David Foster Rockefeller
Pictured: (l-r) David Foster, Katharine McPhee — (Photo by: Ralph Bavaro/NBC)

Katharine McPhee and David Foster performed the classic holiday song, “I’ll be home for Christmas” during the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting in New York City on NBC (Nov 30).

The American Idol season 5 alum and her producer/songwriter husband recently released their first record together, a Christmas EP titled simply, Christmas Songs.

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Says Foster about the recording, ” We haven’t recorded together in 17 years so we thought it might be time to do it again! Kat has the most beautiful voice and she doesn’t know how to deliver less than a perfect vocal every time! When you make Christmas music, you literally get a free pass to do whatever you like-the freedom for me as a producer was so much fun – no pressure.”

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Katharine added, “I haven’t been focusing on being a recording artist, but then I married the best record producer and the deal was sealed! We started this process out in our living room for fun and then it turned into a full-fledged, “let’s do this for real.” David’s history with Christmas albums is legendary – it became a labor of love for him.”

Katharine McPhee and David Foster perform I’ll Be Home for Christmas

NBC kicked off the holiday season lighting of one of the world’s most famous Christmas trees in the heart of New York City for the 90th time with the annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special.

Along with the Fosters, viewers saw festive performances by Jimmie Allen, Andrea Bocelli along with Matteo Bocelli and Virginia Bocelli, Brett Eldredge, Mickey Guyton, Alicia Keys, The Muppets of Sesame Street, Dan + Shay, Blake Shelton, The Shindellas, Gwen Stefani, Louis York and more. The evening also includes a performance by the Radio City Rockettes from their iconic “Christmas Spectacular” and a special bit by Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph. 

NBC News’ “TODAY” co-anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin and “ACCESS Hollywood” host Mario Lopez served as hosts. 

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