Last night (Nov. 30) the Christmas festivities were in full swing with some of the biggest females in music coming out to sing for 78th Annual Tree Lighting at NYC’s Rockefeller Center.
If you missed the “Christmas at Rockefeller Center” special on NBC, don’t worry, we have you covered with a full recap of all of last night’s performances.
To get things started, the reigning queen of holiday tunes Mariah Carey — along with her a band of merry cheerleaders — sang her new single “Oh Santa!” from her current Christmas album “Merry Christmas II You.”
Video: Mariah Carey, “Oh Santa!”
Aussie singer Kylie Minogue followed with her rendition of “Santa Baby,” crooning to the crowd with a flirty charm.
Video: Kylie Minogue, “Santa Baby”
Despite an embarrassing voice glitch during an episode of “The View” earlier in the day (Nov. 30), Susan Boyle delighted Rockefeller Center with the classic Christmas carol “Away In The Manger,” with the help of the Hudson River Children’s Choir.
Video: Susan Boyle, “Away In The Manger”
Video: Katherine Jenkins and Jackie Evancho, “Silent Night”
Eurythmics front woman, Annie Lennox, gave a riveting performance of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” that gave new wave style to the song.
Video: Annie Lennox, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
Video: Charice, “Jingle Bell Rock”
Last but not least, Jessica Simpson, who has always been a strong supporter of the U.S. troops, gave a performance of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” alongside Officer John Britt.
Video: Jessica Simpson, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”
The lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is one of official markings of the start of the Christmas season. To help you get more into the Christmas spirit, Billboard has compiled a list of the 100 Hottest Holiday Songs and asked your favorite musicians what they hope to see under the tree. Now it’s time to get out the eggnog and enjoy the never-ending holiday carols.