Stars Dish Holiday Plans at Festive Tree Lighting

November 18, 2013

Some of music's brightest stars joined ET's Nancy O'Dell last night to officially kick off the holiday season in Los Angeles with a tree-lighting ceremony featuring festive performances by Toni Braxton, Mary J. Blige, Jewel and more!

Our cameras were there to capture highlights from the 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Spectacular at The Grove shopping center and we also asked the stars to share their holiday plans and gift wishes for the upcoming holiday season.

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I'm going to be home on Christmas, opening some gifts and gaining a few pounds -- that part's going to be fun," Braxton revealed. The singer was also asked if she's expecting anything special this year under the tree. "I'm always partial to diamonds," she replied. "But I don't have a boyfriend, I'm single -- newly divorced -- but I can wish!"

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds -- with whom Braxton performed a duet of the holiday favorite of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas -- appeared with her on the red carpet and vowed to do what he could to help fulfill her holiday wish. "I'm trying to find her a diamond guy," he joked.

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Blige -- who recently released her first-ever Christmas album and performed My Favorite Things at the ceremony -- said she's planning a low-key holiday. "My Christmas plans would be to be home, resting."

Watch the video to see the spectacular tree-lighting and to also hear singers Jewel and Gavin DeGraw describe their holiday plans.



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