Carrie Underwood’s new music special, My Gift: A Christmas Special from Carrie Underwood premieres on HBO Max on Thursday December 3. Check out a brand new preview video from the event.
In the Max Original, the American Idol season 4 winner performs a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the joy and hopefulness of the holiday, as well as new original material from her first ever full-length Christmas album My Gift, which was released earlier this fall. On the special, she is accompanied by her band, as well as a live orchestra and choir, conducted by Carrie’s longtime friend, and former American Idol band leader Rickey Minor.
The special features many heartfelt moments and performances, including a duet with The Voice coach John Legend, singing “Hallelujah,” an original song he co-wrote with Toby Gad, which appears on her My Gift album. Viewers will also get an inside look behind the scenes of Carrie recording “Little Drummer Boy” with her five-year-old son Isaiah.
- Carrie chats about her Christmas traditions with GMA – “Our family is in Oklahoma and Canada, but like everyone, we aren’t sure what this year will bring in terms of being able to travel,” she continued. “But at least the four of us will be together and that’s what matters most.”
- “I got emotional” Carrie tells People about recording “Little Drummer Boy” with her son Isaiah. “I got to listen to his vocals [get] put together and then listening to myself with him,” she says. “I was laughing, and I was crying, and it was just very overwhelming in a good way. It’s just very emotional.”
- Watch a preview of Carrie’s “Hallelujah” duet with John Legend at Entertainment Weekly. On working with Rickey Minor: “I’ve literally known him for 16 years, and he’s just so positive and upbeat and talented. He’s one of my favorite parts of the special because he just dances around and has fun with and loves what he’s doing. So it was nice to have familiar faces surrounding me.”
WATCH the My Gift: A Carrie Underwood Christmas Special official trailer below.