Carrie Underwood Reveals One of the Major Perks of HBO Christmas Special

by Matthew Wilson

Carrie Underwood is getting audiences in the holiday spirit with her newest HBO Christmas special. She’s been busy preparing for the show. But the special also has its perks.

Underwood has enjoyed the many costume changes so far and getting to wear elegant gowns instead of sweatpants. The country artist said it’s the little things people take for granted. And Underwood misses the aspect of performing and changing into new dresses.

“I feel like I’ve been in my sweatpants all year, so I was excited,” Underwood told Sounds Like Nashville. “Usually for me, fittings are like, ‘Eh,’ you know. You go and you try on a bunch of stuff. And it’s usually really uncomfortable. But this was really special because I was like, ‘Yay, I get to do this!’ Absence, I guess, made the heart grow more fashionable, I don’t know.”

Carrie Underwood Is Going Home

The whole HBO special feels like a homecoming for Carrie Underwood. The country artist is filming the special on the same set where she used to film “American Idol” back in the day. Though Underwood feels like a staple in country music now, she didn’t get her big break until she appeared on the musical competition in 2005.

“We shot in the same sound studio that I was on American Idol. That’s where they used to shoot American Idol. So it was like coming home a little bit, a little full-circle moment which was really cool,” Underwood said. “To now have this beautiful, grand special fifteen years later is just kind of a ‘Wow, pinch me,’ kind of moment.”

Having released multiple albums and No. 1 hits, Underwood tried her hand at a Christmas album this year. So far, the album “My Gift” has been a huge success, topping the charts. For her HBO special, Underwood will sing songs from the album, set to an orchestral arrangement.

The special is sure to capture the holiday spirit.