Kelly Clarkson & Michael Buble to Star in Upcoming NBC Christmas Specials

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October 18th, 2013

Kelly Clarkson

via press release:


Clarkson Sets Music to Classic Charles Dickens Story Dec. 11; Buble Serenades Yuletide Audiences Dec. 18

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Oct. 18, 2013 — NBC has cast Grammy Awards winners Kelly Clarkson (Wednesday, Dec. 11, 10 p.m.) and Michael Buble (Wednesday, Dec. 18, 10 p.m.) to star in a pair of upcoming hourlong holiday specials.

The Kelly Clarkson special will be based loosely on Charles Dickens’ classic novel “A Christmas Carol.” During the course of the yet untitled special, Clarkson’s character will learn about the true meaning of Christmas.

For his annual holiday special, Buble will deliver some of his most popular songs in an intimate setting and invite some of his favorite guest performers as well.

“These two immensely talented Grammy Award-winning artists will be the perfect addition to the holiday season,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “We are looking forward to bringing their signature sounds into America’s homes.”

Clarkson, who rose to fame in 2002 as champion of the first season of “American Idol,” has sold more than 20 million albums over the course of her career. She has 11 No. 1 singles worldwide on the Billboard charts and will release her sixth studio album, “Wrapped in Red” (RCA Records) on Oct. 25.

The Canadian-born Buble has had a handful of best-selling albums, including “It’s Time,” “Call Me Irresponsible” and his most recent, “To Be Loved.”

The Clarkson special, to be filmed in Las Vegas, will be produced by Done and Dusted Productions with Ian Stewart serving as executive producer.

Brad Lachman will produce the Buble special.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Buble Watch

  • StevenD

    Looks like we know Ironsides relative end date now

  • mathew

    I am going to watch the kelly clarkson one!

  • Josh

    I love Kelly Clarkson’s voice! What an awesome holiday gift to her fans.

  • JJ

    I thought Kelly’s special was airing on the 10th? After the Voice?

  • ChipL955

    I love Michael Buble’s Christmas specials — they are very much in the old-school Perry Como/Bing Crosby/Bob Hope style and I think it’s great that he (and NBC) want to continue that tradition.

    What’s not to love about Kelly Clarkson? I will be tuned in.


    Will definitely be watching Kelly Clarkson, as advance on show is “good.” Her stint on The Crazy Ones showed some decent acting abilities (as do most of her music videos). Plan on purchasing “Wrapped In Red” next weekend & may also buy extras for stocking stuffers.

    Here’s hoping for RATINGS THRU THE ROOF!

    @ JJ

    No, the special will air 12/11 as stated in post

  • Samuel

    Well, this should be a ratings blow for NBC yet again.

    I like both artists, but I don’t understand why Fox wouldn’t give Kelly a Christmas Special seeing as she won the first season of their biggest money maker. It certainly would have pulled in more ratings than an airing on the slowly dying NBC.

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