Carrie Underwood's first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, arrived on Sept. 25, and it features special guest appearances from pop superstar John Legend and Underwood's 5-year-old son, Isaiah Fisher. It turns out that it won't be Underwood's only seasonal surprise for country music fans. We'll also be getting a holiday special on HBO Max, featuring a mix of Christmas classics and songs off the new album. My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood starts streaming on HBO Max on Dec. 3.
"I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Playtone and HBO Max to bring My Gift to life," said Underwood in a press release. "Just like the album, I hope this special will help bring some much-needed joy and become part of the soundtrack to people's holiday festivities this year as it streams throughout the season and beyond."
Playtone is co-owned by Gary Goetzman and the actor Tom Hanks.
"This special is an homage to the classic, timeless holiday specials, highlighting the vocal gifts of the incomparable Carrie Underwood," says Goetzman in a press release. "She's an artist who transcends genres and shows here why audiences love her around the world."
Per a press release, viewers will also get an inside look behind the scenes of Underwood recording "Little Drummer Boy" with her 5-year-old son Isaiah.
During an appearance on Today earlier this year, Underwood described what it was like to cut a duet with her son Isaiah.
"I was in the booth with him, and trying to get him to access all his little 5-year-old emotions, which he can totally do on his own... When I heard the song back with his sweet little voice on it, I was laughing and crying," she said. "Just so many emotions. I'm so proud of him."
She also opened up about sharing this year's ACM Entertainer of the Year award with another proud parent, Thomas Rhett.
"All the people around us afterwards were like, 'We kept asking the accounting firm, are you sure? Are you sure?' It's also the year of strange things happening, right?" She continued. "I'm more than happy. Thomas is a great guy, and, you know, this year makes it special."
My Gift Track List
- "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee"
- "O Come All Ye Faithful"
- "Let There Be Peace" (an original song)
- "Little Drummer Boy" feat. Isaiah Fisher
- "Sweet Baby Jesus"
- "Hallelujah" with John Legend
- "O Holy Night"
- "Mary, Did You Know?"
- "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
- "Away in a Manger"
- "Silent Night"
This story originally ran on Sept. 25, 2020.