is set to join frontman , and in a performance of the holiday song “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)” on TONIGHT.

The performance is part of the show’s “Christmas Carol Week” and will air December 13th on Central at 11:30pm and repeats at 1:30 am the same night as well as 10:00 am and 6:30 pm the following day. All times ET/PT. Full episodes are posted the following day at: http://www.colbertnation.com/

and are currently in the studio working on Staples’ upcoming 2013 release. The album is the anticipated follow up to her critically acclaimed album You Are Not Alone which was produced by Tweedy and won a Grammy Award in the Best Album vocal or Instrumental category.

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