Jennifer Hudson is filming a Christmas TV special in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois to reminisce about her happy childhood.
The Spotlight singer suffered a family tragedy last October (09) when her mother, brother and young nephew were killed in a triple murder in the city.
Her mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason, were found shot dead at their home and the body of her seven-year-old nephew, Julian King, was found in an abandoned car three days later. William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson's sister Julia, has pleaded not guilty to charges of first degree murder and home invasion.
But Hudson, who gave birth to her first baby baby in August (09), is refusing to let the tragedy ruin her childhood memories - she's set to go home for the holidays to relive her favourite traditions in the new special.
Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas will air in the U.S. in December (09).