Carrie Underwood’s Christmas Special ‘My Gift’: How, When, Where to Watch

by Josh Lanier

Carrie Underwood will soon deliver her Christmas gift to fans. The Grammy winner announced recently HBO Max will begin streaming My Gift: A Christmas Special from Carrie Underwood on Dec. 3, she said on her website.

The special will feature music from her most recent album My Gift, which includes her favorite Christmas songs. She’ll be accompanied by a band and a live orchestra. Singer/songwriter John Legend will also take part. He and Underwood will sing Hallelujah, a song he wrote for her album.

People will also get a backstage look at Underwood in the recording studio with her 5-year-old son Isaiah. Her oldest is featured on her recording of Little Drummer Boy.

“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,” Underwood said in a press release.

Carrie Underwood Hopes Album Brightens Up Dark Days

In a promotional video for her album, Underwood explained why she decided to create a Christmas album.

“Now more than ever, we all need to focus on what Christmas is about, rely more on our family, and even though it has been a tough year, sometimes I feel like the greatest realizations can come in the worst times, or in the most stressful times, and it makes you more thankful for the things you do have,” she says in the video.

Playtone is producing the special. They decided to work with Underwood after seeing her performance for Linda Rondstadt’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Deadline said.

My Gift debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country, Christian and Holiday charts when it was released in September.

“I started working on this album last fall and recorded it in the spring … so I’ve literally been living with Christmas music for a year now!” she told People. “I hope the album will be a soundtrack for people as they prepare for and celebrate Christmas. That would make me happy.”