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ABC Sets Jennifer Hudson Holiday Special

Performances will be shot at the singer's old neighborhood church, among other Chicago sites.

Jennifer Hudson will star in a holiday special, "I'll Be Home for Christmas," to air on ABC in December.

In the special, the former "American Idol" finalist and Oscar winner for "Dreamgirls" will relive her childhood Christmases with performances shot at the small neighborhood church where she used to perform, the music academy where she studied and other Chicago sites.

Hudson also will visit with family members, childhood friends and others who have influenced her career. 

The special will be produced by Tall Pony Productions. Tony Eaton serves as executive producer and David Mallet as director.