Carrie Underwood To Star In HBO Max Christmas Special
By Blake Taylor
September 24, 2020
Carrie Underwood will spread some cheer this holiday season with her first ever HBO Max Christmas special. The seven-time Grammy winner will appear on the new concert special to perform songs from her upcoming Christmas album, My Gift, alongside a live orchestra and choir.
"The journey of writing and recording this album started last year when I finished my tour and we could have never anticipated the circumstances we would be in this year," Underwood said. "Creating this album has been good for my heart, and I’m thrilled to get to share it with the world and to bring it to life with Playtone and HBO Max."
The HBO Max Original special will be executive produced by Gary Goetzman and Tom Hanks for Playtone, along with Underwood and her manager, Ann Edelblute. At this time an air date for the special has not been announced.
"I’ve never been lucky enough to get to do an entire [Christmas] album, and this just seems like the year," Underwood said in an interview with Circle All Access Minute. "I’m so proud of the music that we were able to create, but, also, we were able to create it this year, through all the obstacles. We just want to bring some Christmas joy to people, so I’m super excited.”
My Gift will feature holiday classics like "Silent Night," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and more. The record will also include several special collaborations, including one with her oldest son, Isaiah. A full track list can be seen below.
My Gift is available on CD and digital on September 25.
Carrie Underwood's My Gift Track Listing:
1. "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee"
2. "Oh Come All Ye Faithful"
3. "Let There Be Peace"
4. "Little Drummer Boy" (Feat. Isaiah Fisher)
5. "Sweet Baby Jesus"
6. "Hallelujah" (With John Legend)
7. "O Holy Night"
8. "Mary, Did You Know?"
9. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
10. "Away in a Manger"
11. "Silent Night"
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