Jennifer Hudson is on a mission to convert you, reports.

“It hurts me so when I see people like, ‘Whatever, Christmas is just another day,’” the self-proclaimed “holiday fanatic” told People. “I’m that person who’s going to go over there and get you into the holiday spirit. And that’s how I’ve always been.”

With that kind of attitude, it’s no surprise the Academy Award winner plans to help audiences across the country get into the spirit tonight with her first televised holiday special.

Jennifer Hudson: I’ll be Home for Christmas features musical performances shot on location in Hudson’s native Chicago (the local church where she got her start singing in the choir and the music academy where she studied, among other places). Hudson will also introduce audiences to her family, former teachers and childhood friends.

“The first thing you do for the holidays is go back home, so I went back home, and the next thing you do is spend it with all of your family and your friends in those familiar places. “That’s why I chose to go back home and share it and make it personal,” Hudson said.

As excited as Hudson is to share this Christmas with her fans, there’s one person she simply can’t wait to spend it with — her four-month-old son David Daniel Otunga Jr.

“I need to make it great for him," she says.

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