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Singing All The Way Through X'mas A Medley Of Sensational Specials…. only on Star World!

Mumbai, November 30, 2005- Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas on STAR WORLD this December with a festive feast of musical treats! With a mix of red-hot singers, exhilarating concerts, and heartwarming favorites, there're definitely reasons to be jolly this year-end!

Showered with Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, Grammy awards, plus numerous gold and platinum albums, Kenny Loggins has touched millions of lives as a world-famous singer and songwriter for the past three decades. Along with his wife, children and celebrity buddies, Kenny Loggins December pays tribute to love, family and the Christmas spirit of sharing on December 12 at 8 p.m.

No Christmas is ever complete without its share of miracles! Celebrities Halle Berry, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Melissa Joan Hart and Richard Karn serve as Santa's helpers by fulfilling the wishes of children and their families, from specially selected letters that were written to Santa and found in the "dead letter" bins at the U.S. Postal Service. Watch out for Christmas Miracles on December 19th at 8 p.m.

Star World brings you a little traditional storytelling with The Man Upstairs on December 24 at 1 a.m. Starring Katherine Hepburn and Ryan O'Neal, this poignant film tells about the unlikely relationship that grows between Victoria - an elegant but lonely recluse, and fast-talking fugitive Moony Polanski, who she finds hiding in her attic one day. But Moony's checkered past catches up…even as the two celebrate their first real Christmas in a long time.

Laughter is the best medicine and Star World surely recommends it! This December, Star World has lined-up a series of Christmas comedies with non-stop laugh riots. On December 24th, from 3 p.m. onwards watch your favourite comedy shows Scrubs, Everybody Loves Raymond, Just Shoot Me, Growing up Gotti, Still Standing, The Simpsons, Malcom in the Middle and Friends back-to-back!

Get set to end the year on a grand note with the best of music as Star World showcases some soulful musical concerts including Andrea Bochelli: Amore Under the Desert Sky on December 26th at 8 p.m and Michael Buble - Caught in the Act on December 31st at 2 p.m. And if you want to know more about the Beatles then make sure you watch the documentaries John & Yoko: Give Peace a Song on December 28th at 10 p.m. and For the Record - Take That on December 31st at 3 p.m.

That' not all, catch the all- new season of Ed on December 6th at 8 p.m. ED is one man's story of new hopes arising from dead ends. After losing his wife and job as a high-powered New York lawyer in the same day, 30-year old Ed Stevens goes home to Stuckeyville to put his life back together.

This December, Christmas comes to you on STAR WORLD. Don't forget to tune in to a delicious holiday feast!



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