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'Dancing With the Stars' recap: And the winner is...

'Dancing With the Stars' recap: And the winner is...

The show opens with a seriously cheesy Christmas number. This year, more than ever before it really feels like we're just bypassing Thanksgiving and going straight for Christmas, yeah?

I mean, I guess it's easier to do a Christmas number than a Thanksgiving number, but still. Oh, and this is all happening outside at the Grove, a mall in Los Angeles.

During the opening number, we get quick glimpses of all the already eliminated contestants. I really never needed to see that jockey do hip rotations ever ever again.

Erin's in another long column of sequins and I totally approve. She throws into Tom in the ballroom where the three finalist couples are.

Chaka Khan is...