Country music singer Carrie Underwood is ready to see her Christmas special, “My Gift,” make its debut on HBO Max. She’s also observing health precautions.
In an Instagram post on Thursday night, Underwood is wearing a face covering and writes, “Arriving at a safe and socially distanced watch party of my new Christmas Special! #MyGiftHBOMax #ChooseYou #StayThePath @caliabycarrie“
“In the Max Original,” according to a statement on her website, “Carrie 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.”
Additionally, highlights include singing “Hallelujah” in a duet with John Legend, which is an original song Legend co-wrote with Toby Gad. Viewers also get a peek at Underwood recording “Little Drummer Boy” with her 5-year-old son, Isaiah.
Carrie Underwood And Her Son Team Up For Song
Speaking of Isaiah, Carrie Underwood expresses her pride in him and how she got the chance to record with him. There is certainly a chance that he follows in her footsteps.
In a written post from Guideposts, Underwood talks about how much it means to her that he sang on the album. Underwood says that she asked if he wanted to sing one of her Christmas songs and, to her delight, Isaiah said yes.
“‘Okay, Mommy,’ he said. We practiced together at home. He can’t read all that well yet, so we went over Little Drummer Boy line by line, word by word.”
Underwood talks about how stoked Isaiah was the morning of the recording. He got all dressed up and put on his best outfit to head to the studio.
“The morning we were supposed to go to the recording studio, he got himself dressed,” she said. “He came down the stairs in his jeans that he wears to church, a button-down shirt, and a little black fedora.”
Underwood is devoutly religious, hence the names of her sons, Jacob and Isaiah. She says that they were a “gift from God greater than any gift we can imagine.” Isaiah has taken to religion quickly and felt that dressing up for the recording was what Jesus would want.
“‘I’m gonna go sing for Jesus,’ he replied, ‘So I wanted to look nice.’”