The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of the broadcast studio at CHOA danced in their heads. It was a "Merry and Bright" evening in Atlanta when patrons and guests gathered in the Seacrest Studios for a reception for Ryan Seacrest. The guest of honor arrived with Julianne Hough to the thrill of those waiting for them. The couple was received by an enthusiastic crowd of holiday revelers. Songs of the season were performed by the Dunwoody High School choir. American Idol star, Colton Dixon, entertained guests by singing two beautiful songs which proved why he was selected as an AI finalist. Special guests included Ryan's family, executives, CHOA dignitaries, patrons, selected patients and their parents. Ryan Seacrest spoke briefly to thank those in attendance for their support. He paused for pictures and talked with many of the evening's attendees. The evening was a great success in raising awareness and funding for Seacrest Studios at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. It really will be a “merry and bright” holiday season! A HUGE thanks to Mamie Shepherd (one of our awesome interns at Seacrest Studios) for this Merry and Bright recap. We wanted to share a video (see below) that Mamie created. This video was presented to the Seacrest family at the event.