It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially on television. FOX is putting us in the holiday spirit with two must-see specials starting this Thursday, 12/14 at 8 p.m. The first hour kicks off with Christmas in Harlem: SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO special at 8 p.m. with host Steve Harvey and rolls into, Empire star Taraji P. Henson’s third annual TARAJI’S WHITE HOT HOLIDAYS at 9 p.m.
FOX gifts us with Showtime at the Apollo: Christmas, a modern, holiday twist on the legendary live-talent competition, hosted by Steve Harvey and co-host Adrienne Houghton. Catch Snoop, Boyz II Men, Fifth harmony and DMX perform renditions of their favorite Christmas songs. There’s a real treat for laughter with this one.
- TARAJI’S WHITE HOT HOLIDAYS (9 pm)
It’s a new tradition, but nonetheless one of our favorites. The beautiful and talented Golden Globe Award winning Taraji P. Hensonhosts this holiday special featuring fun hip-hop performances and hilarious skits! This year, gear up for Chaka Khan, Salt-N-Pepa, The Ying Yang Twins, Ciara and Faith Evans. Here are some fun clips to feature. Who doesn’t want to watch the Ying Yang Twins, “Deck Da Club?”
o Ying Yang Twins, “DECK DA CLUB”
o Taraji, Niecy Nash, DJ Khaled Skit, Mrs. Claus Has A Very Litty Christmas
o Taraji + Method Man – RAP
o Ciara, “Santa Baby” performance
o Faith Evans performance of “Mary Did You Know”
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Carolyn is an aspiring film critic, Bajan nerd living in Toronto and an avid Jane Austen fan. I enjoy speculating on plot theories for my favorite TV shows, such as The Walking Dead, The Expanse, and black-ish. Oh, I will do karaoke anytime, anywhere. Follow on Twitter @Carriecnh12