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Oprah Winfrey will spend at least part of the holidays back at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. filming a primetime special that features an interview with the first couple as its centerpiece.

 The network has announced that it will air “Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special” on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 10 p.m.       

The special, marking the first time Winfrey has interviewed Obama since he took office, will also go behind the scenes as staffers prepare the White House for the holiday season.      

Winfrey, who had never before endorsed a presidential candidate, was a strong supporter of Obama during his presidential campaign, stumping for him in key states.      

She attended Obama’s victory rally in Chicago last November and the president’s inauguration in January but has Not been politically involved since the election and recently interviewed former Alaska governor and Obama rival Sarah Palin. Oprah visited the White House earlier this year to interview Michelle Obama for O Magazine.       

She recently announced that she will end her syndicated talk show in 2011 and focus on launching her cable network, OWN.