'Tis the Season! Celebs Spread Holiday Cheer
If you ever wondered what a country elf would like look like, look no further: The singer gets into the spirit of the season alongside a few of Santa's elves while filming his NBC holiday special, Blake Shelton's Not-So-Family Christmas.
MICHELLE OBAMA & RICO RODRIGUEZ
It's story time for First Lady Michelle Obama and Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez, who join forces to read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas at the 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 6.
Who's ready for a sing-along? Gary LeVox takes center stage to perform a few holiday hits during the 14th annual A Home for the Holidays with Rascal Flatts television special for CBS.
Down in Florida, Carey's husband also kicks off the season with some very famous faces: Minnie and Mickey Mouse, who usher in the holidays at Orlando's Walt Disney World Resort for a Dec. 6 TV special taping. Still, "No one does Christmas better than the Mrs." he Tweeted.
Let there be light! The Red singer is red-y for the holidays as she gets the Westfield London shopping center's Christmas display up and glowing on Nov. 6. "Got to help switch on the lights at Westfield tonight in London and lots of people showed up and we played a few songs and I had fun," she wrote.
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON & NIGEL LYTHGOE
Let's hope they're all on the "nice" list! Modern Family's hyper-critical Mitchell and So You Think You Can Dance? judge met up with Santa during the tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 4 at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where Lythgoe read The Night Before Christmas to the kids.
The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star trades in the little red dress she rocked on the cover of PEOPLE for a winter-appropriate coat at a Dec. 6 N.Y.C. Toys for Tots benefit. "I think it's a great season to teach your kids that there are children out there that don't have access to toys and aren't getting toys for Christmas," the mother of three (Luca, 15, Lola, 10, and Fiona, 6) told CBSNews.com.
Who stole Christmas? Not White, who steals only a smile from Dr. Seuss's classic holiday hater while accepting the "WhoManitarian" award Dec. 6 at Universal Studios Hollywood's "Grinchmas" celebration. But come Dec. 25, the animal activist will spend the day with her golden retriever, Pontiac. "He's my family," she told PEOPLE.
It's the season of giving back for the actress, who supports the anti-bullying Love Is Louder movement at its Dec. 1 holiday party benefit in Los Angeles.
That mirror-ball trophy won't be the only thing sparkling in the Dancing with the Star champ's house when she's done here! The all-star picks out the perfect Christmas tree Dec. 6 with a little guidance from husband Tye Strickland and 22-month-old daughter Ava Grace on a festive – Santa hats and all! – outing in her hometown, Dallas.
JENNIFER NETTLES & LADY ANTEBELLUM
The North Pole gets a Southern twist Nov. 3 when Nashville's finest take on the classics at the CMA Country Christmas concert. A month after the taping, Nettles welcomed an early Christmas gift: baby boy Magnus Hamilton.
Also adding his twang to some Christmas carols: Urban, who rings in the most wonderful time of the year with his guitar on the CMA Country Christmas Nashville stage.
CEE LO GREEN
The singer spreads some holiday cheer at N.Y.C.'s Rockefeller Center tree-lighting ceremony with some special little helpers: the Muppets, who also embrace the spirit of the season on Nov. 28.
Just call her Jingle Belle! The singer sets the merry mood at N.Y.C's Bryant Park, where she serenaded the crowd gathered for the Nov. 27 holiday tree-lighting ceremony.
Let the countdown begin! While putting the festivities on ice at ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas" Winter Wonderland spectacular on Dec. 2, the actor is upstaged by a very important celebrity: Santa Claus himself, who also spreads some holiday warmth on the rink at New York City's Rockefeller Center.