They may not be the most striking couple, like Beyoncé and Jay-Z, or the more spiritual like David and Tamala Mann, or the more glamorous, like J-Lo and A-Rod, but there's certainly something very attractive about John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.
So much so that they have marked their own holiday special, "A legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy", which will premiere at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28 on NBC.
In the one-hour special, John Legend, winner of the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards (EGOT), along with his wife, the successful cookbook author and television presenter Chrissy Teigen, celebrate the season of joy and Laughter along with the couple's family and talented famous friends. Legend performs a selection of songs from his 2018 Christmas album, "A Legendary Christmas" on Columbia Records.
There will be musical appearances by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Stevie Wonder and jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding. Wonder, who recently sang "Isn & # 39; t She Lovely", while her son, Mandla Morris, competed in "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors", will play the harmonica with Legend in the song "What Christmas Means to Me" , which Legend deals with in his new holiday album.
In addition, Spalding appears in the music video for "Have Yourself to Merry Little Christmas," which will premiere on the special and also appears on the Legend album.
In a comforting twist, John and Chrissy are surprised at Christmas carols with their friends Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Raphael Saadiq and Meghan Trainor and go door-to-door singing Christmas carols. Saadiq, Tony! Toni! Tone! Fama, he is the musical director of the special and executive production company "A Legendary Christmas".
As the festivities continue, John and Chrissy's friends from "The Neighborhood" will stop at their house to celebrate the holidays, along with special guests at the party, Awkwafina, Neal Brennan, Zach Galifianakis, Derek Hough, Kris Jenner, Yassir Lester, Retta, Sam Richardson, Ben Schwartz and Kim Kardashian West.
There will also be appearances by Kenan Thompson on "Saturday Night Live", along with The Fab Five of "Queer Eye": Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown and Jonathan Van Ness. According to the network, Thompson, who can not come to the party, calls John to wish him a Merry Christmas, but ends up talking to John and Chrissy's 2-year-old daughter, Luna. The Fab Five also call Chrissy, but once again, Luna responds.
Other special appearances include "The Voice" coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. It was recently announced that Legend will serve as a coach in the upcoming spring season of "The Voice," along with Clarkson, Levine and Shelton.
"What John has achieved throughout his career is simply extraordinary and we are thrilled that he and Chrissy are the hosts of our holiday special," said Doug Vaughan, executive vice president / special programs at NBC Entertainment, in a statement. . "It will be a really memorable television broadcast full of wonderful performances that will have something for everyone."