Univision and Target in a holiday mood


For the sixth consecutive year, Univision, Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) and Emilio Estefan Productions will usher in the holiday season with “Nuestra Navidad Presentado por Target” (Our Christmas Presented by Target). The annual holiday music special features performances and appearances by some of Hispanic America’s most beloved artists and underscores the importance of helping others. Hosted by Univision personality Lili Estefan, co-host of “El Gordo y La Flaca” (The Scoop and the Skinny), the special will air Sunday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central) on the Univision Network.

“We are once again thrilled to bring our viewers a showcase of today’s hottest artists celebrating the traditions of the holiday season,” said Luis Fernandez, president of Entertainment for Univision Network and Univision Studios. “Most importantly, we are proud that this special brings our community together within the spirit of giving back.”

“‘Nuestra Navidad Presentado por Target’ truly captures the spirit of the holiday season through music and inspirational moments,” said John Butcher, vice president, Entertainment, Target. “Latin music is an important part of Target’s brand and we are proud to be the exclusive sponsor of this broadcast special for the sixth straight year.”

“It’s an honor for me to once again bring “Nuestra Navidad” to Univision thanks to our friends at Target,” said Emilio Estefan. “Over the years this show has become a holiday tradition for Latin families as well as a place where dreams come true. This year, from the New World Center, we offer a show that combines the best of the holidays: music, heart and soul.”

Among the heartwarming stories shared in “Nuestra Navidad Presentado por Target,” 12-year-old Emilio Garabito Abad, a patient of St. Jude Children’s Hospital who stayed at the Target House, will receive a special surprise on-air.

The broadcast will also feature appearances and performances by a variety of artists including superstar Gloria Estefan singing her hits “WEPA” and “Farolito” (Little Star). Paulina Rubio will sing her new single “Me Gustas Tanto” (I Like You So Much) and the classic “Feliz Navidad” (Merry Christmas). Urban music duo Chino y Nacho will perform their hit “El Poeta” (The Poet) and the classic Latin American holiday song “Mi Burrito Sabanero” (My Desert Donkey). Adamari Lopez, season two winner of “¡Mira Quién Baila!” (Look Who’s Dancing!) will showcase a special presentation on the show.

Additionally, the special will feature Latin music’s most renowned instrumentalist Arthur Hanlon performing “Esta Navidad” (This Christmas) on piano. The choir from John A. Ferguson Senior High School in Miami, led by director Ryan Ellis, will sing in their first national television appearance before they perform at the 2012 Olympics in London. Enrique Santos, host of Univision Radio’s “Enrique Santos Show” and the “Latinos 11” weekly countdown, and Emilio Estefan will also make special appearances.

(Source: Univision)