It’s Katie’s Christmas Eve spectacular! With holiday performances by Rod Stewart and Colbie Caillat and delicious holiday meals made easy with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, it’s hard not to feel the holiday spirit! Plus, a heartwarming holiday reunion one woman will never forget. And tag along with Katie as she finds the perfect Christmas tree!
It’s hard to find holiday cheer when you’re far away from home, and for so many military families, it will be another long distance Christmas. That’s the case for Samantha Hoversten and her two children, Kaydence and Maverick.
“The hardest part is probably just seeing how much he is missing of them.”-Samantha Hoversten
— Laing (@theBRANDtheorem) December 24, 2012
Samantha, Kaydence and Maverick thought the only surprise was Gunnery Sgt. Jared Hoversten’s return. But they had no idea that we had something else planned for them also!
“Katie, shut up!”
— Jen (@MomsGottaRun) December 24, 2012
From the shopping, to the decorating, to the wrapping, to the entertaining, the holidays are the busiest time of the year. And if you’ve put off planning your holiday dinner until now, we brought in someone to save the day. Marcus Samuelsson is a New York Times bestselling author and one our favorite chefs and he’s got some last minute dinner tips that won’t break the bank.
“I could do this!” -Katie
— Micki Maynard (@CulinaryWoman) December 24, 2012
It’s a big week for the box office with some major movies opening tomorrow. Are they worth seeing in theaters or should you wait to rent? Newsweek Daily Beast entertainment writer Ramin Setoodeh joined us to tell us whether we should “see it” or “skip it.”
“I saw this movie twice. I want to go see it like 10 more times.” -Ramin Setoodeh
@katiecouric You are so cute that it doesn’t matter what your sweater looks like! :-) Merry Christmas!
— Mary Rebidue (@mrebidue) December 24, 2012
Decorating the Christmas tree every year is one of Katie’s favorite things, and finding the perfect tree is definitely her second favorite. Last weekend she took my dogs Maisy and Cooper on her annual trek to pick out her perfect tree.