Jennifer Hudson Set For CBS Special ‘A Home For The Holidays’

Jennifer Hudson will celebrate the holiday season with a performance at the 16th annual "A Home For The Holidays".

Slated to air on CBS Friday, Dec. 19, the special will also include performances and appearances from Train, Earth Wind & Fire, Rixton and Katharine McPhee.

"The special features uplifting stories about families who have adopted from foster care in order to raise awareness of this important social issue. The inspirational stories of these American families are enhanced with performances by some of today's most popular artists," CBS reports. "Musical performances will accompany heartwarming stories that highlight the remarkable American children and families involved in this rewarding process."

The special is presented in association with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the Children's Action Network. Wendy's founder, Dave Thomas, who was adopted, established the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a national non-profit public charity, in 1992. It is dedicated to dramatically increasing the adoptions of children in the United States foster care system.

The Children's Action Network (CAN) was founded in 1990 by leaders in the entertainment industry in order to harness the power of the entertainment media on behalf of children. The special is a part of CAN's National Adoption Campaign to raise awareness of the joys of adopting and to find homes for the children who are waiting.