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'Christmas at Rockefeller Center': Duets we'd love to see

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If it’s Christmas time, or almost Christmas time, or the moment after the leftovers of the Thanksgiving turducken have been carved up, then it’s time for the Christmas concert season.

It kicks off tonight with the NBC-televised “Christmas at Rockefeller Center,” featuring an eclectic combination of performers, including teen phenom Charice and the Diva of Christmas, Mariah Carey.

But the best moments of any of these celeb-fests are the collaborations between unlikely artists.

So who do we want to see share a microphone Tuesday?

Mariah Carey and Kylie Minogue on “The Little Drummer Boy”
Last year’s show was hosted by Jane Krakowski, who plays the spotlight-addicted Jenna Maroney on “30 Rock.” Seeing Carey and Minogue on the same song would be like Maroney singing with herself. Diva-off, commence!

Josh Groban and Jessica Simpson on “Baby Please Come Home”
Even odds say that Jessica asks him to marry her by the final verse. She has a weakness for his type (that being “male, more talented and slightly sleazy”).

Jackie Evancho and Charice on “Here Comes Santa Claus”
Watching the 10-year-old Evancho and the 18-year-old Charice prance around for a while should do a wonderful job of reminding everyone over the age of 30 of their impending death.

Susan Boyle and Annie Lennox on “Silent Night”
As the clock continues to tick toward the end of Boyle’s 15 minutes of fame, she could take a lesson or two from Lennox, who still somehow feels relevant despite having peaked years ago.

If you go: “Christmas at Rockefeller Center” is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1 Rockefeller Plz., FREE

On TV: The show airs Tuesday on NBC/4 at 8 p.m.


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